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May 2017

Intro to MHS: Library Tour

May 3 @ 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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Curator Tour: World War I and the Maine Experience

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join MHS Director of Library Services Jamie Rice for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, World War I and the Maine Experience. On view through June 4, 2017. Known as "The War to End All Wars", World War I ended nothing. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of American involvement in the first World War, and an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous impact it continues to have on American politics, society and culture. Our exhibition, World War…

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Longfellow’s Cocktail Party & Magical History Tour

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for our third annual exploration of fascinating historic sites in Portland that you've never seen – and maybe didn’t even know existed! We’ve gained access to very special places that will delight and intrigue adults and kids alike. The mystery sites will be revealed at a cocktail party we’re hosting on Friday, May 12 – and even the location of the party is part of the fun. Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party will be held at the historic State…

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Book Talk: Unearthed

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Who was here before us? In whose footsteps are we now walking? And what—if anything—did they leave behind? These are the questions that Steven L. Bridge, Professor at Saint Joseph’s College, was determined to answer. To do so, Bridge began digging—both literally and figuratively—into the campus’s past... all the way back to 1773. In the process, he uncovered a long forgotten and deeply buried history filled with storied artifacts and remarkable predecessors. Unearthed chronicles Bridge’s journey of discovery and showcases…

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September 2017

Intro to MHS: Library Tour

September 6 @ 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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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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