This lecture and power-point program explores the background, culture, and some prominent family connections in the greater Brunswick-Topsham area.

 
  Who are the SCOTCH-IRISH? Why are they important to Maine?    Senior College Program    

Who are the SCOTCH-IRISH? Why are they important to Maine?

Senior College Program

 

Maine has a higher percentage of residents claiming “Scotch-Irish” descent than nearly any state in the U.S.A., yet little is generally known or written about this important group. Their arrival during the eighteenth century put them at the geographic boundary between Native American, English, and French forces struggling for territorial control of North America.  The Maine Ulster Scots Project (MUSP), will present stories and information gathered from the ongoing research. The discussion and images presented will focus on who the “Scotch-Irish” or “Ulster Scots” are, why they emigrated, where they settled, the physical circumstances of their lives, their resulting character, andtheir influence on Maine and America. Maine has a higher percentage of residents claiming “Scotch-Irish” descent than nearly any state in the U.S.A., yet little is generally known or written about this important group. Their arrival during the eighteenth century put them at the geographic boundary between Native American, English, and French forces struggling for territorial control of North America.  

 
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Archaeology of the Scots-Irish on Merrymeeting Bay -Cork & Somersett

 

 

This program explores two projects on opposite banks of Merrymeeting Bay. Each project became a touchstone for exploring the Scots-Irish in Maine.