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Bangor Historical Society

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August 2017

Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 under 12. Tickets are available online at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or at the start of the tour. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House,…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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September 2017

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madam, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. $10 per person. Tickets…

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Historic Homes of Broadway Walking Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Join us for a stroll down Bangor's tree lined boulevard and hear about the early residents of its grand homes. We'll also touch on the architectural elements of some homes along with the families who have resided there through the years. Check out our website, http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org for our full tour schedule.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Historic Bangor 101

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. Historic Bangor 101 tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the Great…

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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 under 12. Tickets are available online at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or at the start of the tour. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House,…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
+ Google Map

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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