Three Notable Women of Maine with David Ramsay
In this special presentation, local historian David Ramsay discusses three notable women of Maine: 19th century botanist Kate Furbish; Margaret Chase Smith, a US Senator from Maine; and Rachel Carson, the famous author of Silent Spring that inspired the modern environmental movement. These three women of Maine defied the conventions of their times and, in their unique ways, contributed to their state and country through their dedication to their work and willingness to take risks and become leaders in their fields.
David Ramsay is a local historian who brings history to life with wit and humor, telling about events and people from early American, Colonial, and up to recent times. He also gives talks on environmental subjects, having had a life-time career in the field of environment.
David works during the summer in Portsmouth, NH on the motor vessel Thomas Laighton as a tour guide narrating about local history, people, and places for Portsmouth Harbor and the Isle of Shoals. In addition, he works as a guide for Historic New England at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick.