The Ellsworth Miller
Lecture Series
~~ Videos of Past Lectures ~~ 


June 11, 2022   

Dr. Chuck Radis

Author of Go by Boat: Stories of a Maine Island Doctor and Island Medicine

(video recording not yet available)

May 9, 2022

Colin Woodard, Author of The Lobster Coast Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

"The Past, Present and Future of Coastal Maine"

NOTE: due to technical issues, the recording starts just after speaker commenced.  You only miss the introductions!

April 11, 2022

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian 

"Portland Parks and Trolleys"

March 14, 2022

Donna Damon, CIHS Curator

"Part II: Education on Chebeague"

February 14, 2022

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian 

"Childhood in Maine in the Early 20th Century"     


November 8, 2021

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian –  "The Land and Sea of Three Maine Women Photographers: The Real Photo Postcards of Thurza Foss, Minnie Libby, and Josephine Townsend"

October 11, 2021             

Donna Damon, CIHS Curator

"Island Organizations and Supporting and Building Community:  A Place

of Innovation and Creativity"

September 20, 2021             

Donna Damon, CIHS Curator

"Education and the District 9 Schoolhouse ~ 150th Anniversary of

Museum Building at 137 South Road"

August 9, 2021             

Linda Grant and friends

"100th Anniversary of Chebeague Island Golf Course"

July 12, 2021             

Erno Bonebakker

"World War II in Casco Bay:  Facts, Myths, Images and Anecdotes"

June 19, 2021         

Donna Damon, CIHS Curator

"Growing Up on Chebeague"

NOTE: This lecture is included on the Annual Meeting video. 

TO JUST VIEW Donna's lecture, go directly to minute #22:45.

June 19, 2021             

Chebeague Island Historical Society Annual Meeting, via zoom

NOTE: Annual Meeting starts the video and ends @ minute #22:45.

May 10, 2021             

Kate Kennedy, author and seasonal resident

Remarkable Maine Women

NOTE: We had a problem with the recording for this lecture, due to internet issues. 

There is audio of part of the lecture, but not the first segment.  You will be joining Kate

mid-point in her talk.

April 12, 2021             

Donna Miller Damon, CIHS Curator

"The Roots of Chebeague's Tourism, and its Impact on the Chebeague Community"           

March 8, 2021

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian

"Great Portland Fire of 1866"

February 8, 2021
Donna Damon, CIHS Curator
"The Place We Call Home: Early History 
and Economic Evolution"

January 11, 2021

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian

"18th and 19th Century Portland Architecture"                


December 14, 2020
Jerry Wiles, Lecturer
"Christmas 1941: Churchill and Roosevelt Meet in Washington"

November 9, 2020
Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian
"Colonial Era Portland"

October 26, 2020
Donna Damon, CIHS Curator
"Chebeague During the Civil War"

August 31, 2020
David Weiss, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Northeast Historic Film
"Historic Maine Films"

August 17, 2020  
David Hill, CIHS Board President
"Billy Hill: The Man Who Outshot Annie Oakley"

August 3, 2020  
Peter Ralston, photographic artist
"Along the Coast- His Work"

July 20, 2020
Jerry Wiles, lecturer
"The Potsdam Conference"

July 6, 2020
Michael Porter, author
"Maps of Chebeague"