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Neighborhood history night: Peaks Island

In the late 19th century Peaks Island was famous for its summer entertainment and earned the nickname “Coney Island of Maine.” The island’s development as a tourist destination was spurred in part by the growth of steamship travel and rising leisure time among the American middle class.

Join Julie Larry to learn more about this period of Peaks Island’s history and the historic buildings and places that are a reminder of the island’s hey-day as an amusement destination.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Thank you to the 5th Maine Regiment Museum for having us!
Other neighborhood history nights include Nason’s Corner on October 25 and East Deering on October 18. Check out www.portlandlandmarks.org/events for more info.