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Jul 17, 2017

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Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101


$20, $15 MHS and GPL Members

President Monroe Visits Portland

On Sunday, June 1, 1817 – just three months after his inauguration as fifth president – 59-year-old James Monroe and a small entourage embarked on a tour of the northern states. In mid-July Monroe made it to Maine!

In commemoration of this historic tour, join us at Maine Historical Society for an interview with “Monroe” followed by a short walking tour of the neighborhood visited by Monroe while he was in Portland. The evening ends at the Portland Observatory for “cameras and conversation” – have your photo taken with the President, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments, as well as the views from the Observatory.