Two talks to highlight Margaret Chase Smith Library’s annual meeting

The Margaret Chase Smith Library’s annual Maine Town Meeting on May 19 will be highlighted by a talks that combine historical perspective with political analysis.

Professor Heather Cox Richardson of Boston College will speak about her history of the Republican Party, “To Make Men Free.” Daniel Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College, will speak on the long-established conventional understandings of American politics.

The Maine Town Meeting begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m. The event is free; lunch is $10 per person.

The Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan is owned by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and operated under its auspices by the University of Maine. For more information about the event or to request a disability accommodation, call the library, 474.7133.