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October 2017

Legacy in the Landscape of Change

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Addy Smith-Reiman, Executive Director of Portland Society for Architecture and Board member for the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will deliver MHS’s annual Olmsted Lecture on the topic of Legacy in the Landscape of Change. The environmental, economic, and equitable considerations that challenged Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. nearly two centuries ago confront contemporary practitioners in the planning, design, and stewardship of our public open spaces today. Parks, roads, civic squares, campuses, and communities are the literal common ground reflecting societal…

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2017 Maine History Maker Award Celebration

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hannaford Hall – USM, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Each year Maine Historical Society recognizes traditions of innovation, leadership, and commitment to community that have defined Maine throughout its history. This year, Maine Historical Society has selected the Cianchette family as its 2017 Maine History Maker. The award honors the direct descendants of Ralph and Edna Cianchette—their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 100 years of Cianchette family history reflects essential aspects of the Maine experience—Ralph's immigration to Maine, his sons' service during World War II, and the brothers' hustle and…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 25 – Adult Tour

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 12 and appropriate for ages 21+. Cost: $15 MHS…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 26 – Adult Tour

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 12 and appropriate for ages 21+. Cost: $15 MHS…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 27 – Family Tour

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. This 30-minute tour is followed by cookies and cider in the ell of the…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 27 – Adult Tour

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 12 and appropriate for ages 21+. Cost: $15 MHS…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 28 – Family Tour

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. This 30-minute tour is followed by cookies and cider in the ell of the…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 28 – Adult Tour

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 12 and appropriate for ages 21+. Cost: $15 MHS…

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Longfellow’s Haunted House Oct 30 – Adult Tour

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Don't miss our seasonal evening tours of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is written and led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It evokes the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House over its long history. Advance reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 12 and appropriate for ages 21+. Cost: $15 MHS…

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November 2017

Intro to MHS: Library Tour

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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Beer in the Garden: Traditional Toys & Games

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required – drop in any time! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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