Norumbega was the earliest name of the region we now recognize as New England. Its center was the Penobscott River of Maine, and around it grew the legend of the fabulous city, like El Dorado, that drew adventurers and explorers from Europe and brought them into contact with the native peoples who had lived in the Norumbega region for millennia. This videotape, originally a multimedia slideshow, examines the history of Norumbega from the first voyages of European exploration in the late 1400’s, to the establishment of the state of Maine in 1820. Rich visual images from some of the world’s most beautiful maps, together with a thoroughly researched narration and evocative period music, will inform and delight the viewer.
DVD, Color stills, 16 minutes.