The Maine Ulster-Scots Project
The Maine Ulster-Scots Project (MUSP) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2006 by a group of volunteer enthusiasts in Amine USA with the aim of uncovering, saving and sharing Maine’s rich Ulster-Scots history.
The Ulster-Scots Agency works in partnership with MUSP and together we have been involved in a number of collaborative activities that support learning about our shared history and close historic and cultural links.
Some examples of our joint activities include:
1718–2018 Reflections on 300 years of the Scots Irish in Maine
Publishing ‘1718–2018 Reflections on 300 years of the Scots Irish in Maine’. If you would like a printed version of this book, copies are available from the Ulster-Scots Community Network and also available from the Maine Ulster-Scots Project for $20.
Transatlantic Connections Moodle Course
In autumn 2019 the Ulster-Scots Agency offered a 6 week course called ‘Transatlantic Connections’ to learners in Maine and Ulster. Almost 40 learners took part in the courses delivered in Maine and in Ulster. The Ulster-Scots Agency’s online learning platform was used to share resources and allow the course participants to engage with each other.
The 1718 Migration
From Ulster to New England - The Arrival of the Scotch-Irish in America.
Developing an exhibition about Ulster-Scots in Maine to support the ‘Diaspora Reunion’ hosted by MUSP in Bowdoin College, Maine.