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  • Tuesday August 21 2018
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    Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600 @ Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

    March 29, 2018 to October 6, 2018 Art of the Spheres celebrates the manner in which astronomers have organized and comprehended the celestial vault, the planets, and the structure of the Cosmos. Every item in this exhibition was composed from multiple, detailed observations; all are works of both science and art. Art of the Spheres […] View event

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    Living history tours at Norlands @ Washburn Norlands Living History Center

    For an enchanted experience and to get inspired about life in 19th-century Maine and Livermore’s celebrated Washburn family – stop by the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore and take a living history tour. The Norlands is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in August from 11am – 4pm. Arrive by 2:30pm to have enough […] View event

  • Arrowheads and other Stone Tools of New England’s Native Peoples @ Topsham Public Library

    Geologist Mark Brockmann will discuss the archaeological/geological, physical properties, and occurrence of 35 types of lithic (stone) tools used by New England-based Native Peoples. He will focus on those items used in the Kennebec Valley area of Maine. Replicas of these tools will be on display. Everyone is welcome to bring in personal specimens for […] View event

  • Wednesday August 22 2018
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    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668 – yes, we are 350 years old this year!) will start July 1 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am and each Thursday at 5:30 pm through October 14. These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover […] View event

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    Red Cloak Haunted History Twilight Tour

    Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of Hallowell, its mysteries and haunts. See the oldest building on Water St.and many other original buildings, hear many ghostly tales, learn of the patent medicine business, experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this […] View event

  • Thursday August 23 2018
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    Story Time @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Join us for “All Aboard” Story Time Thursday mornings at 10:30am during our regular operating season. Children can enjoy a reading of a story book or two inside the museum and receive a craft activity to take home. The program is targeted towards a preschool through early elementary age audience, but all are welcome. Regular […] View event

  • The Pine Tree State in France: Maine’s 103rd Infantry Regiment in the Great War @ Brick Store Museum

    Join Captain Jonathan Bratten, command historian for the Maine National Guard, as he shares stories of the 103rd Infantry and discusses how the actions of its soldiers changed the course of World War 1. In 1917, 2,002 Mainers left their homes and families to ‘make the world safe for democracy.’ Their travels took them directly […] View event

  • Friday August 24 2018
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    Ice Cream Trains @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Our popular Friday evening Ice Cream Trains return for the summer season. Bring the family and enjoy a complimentary ice cream cup as you take an evening train ride along beautiful Casco Bay. Trains for this event run on the hour at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. Regular admission fees apply. Visit our website for more […] View event

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    Foodie Fridays at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House @ Maine Historical Society

    Join MHS on the fourth Friday of the month for Foodie Fridays to explore and experience the foodways of Maine’s past! Take a delectable food-themed tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and help make and sample a historic dessert. Participants will also take home a copy of a vintage recipe from MHS collections. History never tasted […] View event

  • Thursday August 30 2018
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    Wiscasset art walk @ Downtown Wiscasset

    Wiscasset Art Walk is a summertime celebration of art, music, and local history. Located along the Sheepscot River, the charming 19th century Village is walkable and chock full of beautiful things to see, great sounds to hear, tasty bits to nibble, and high spirits to enjoy! Open Doors invite you into galleries of contemporary and […] View event

  • Sunday September 02 2018
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    Friends of Evergreen Tour: The Rines Era @ Evergreen Cemetery

    For over 100 years Rines men and women were leaders in Portland’s downtown economy with their hotels, department store, apartment buildings and a broadcast network. View event

  • Wednesday September 05 2018
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    Allagash-New England’s Wild River @ Standish Town Hall

    POWER POINT PROGRAM, BOOK SIGNING, & AUTOGRAPHED BOOK DOOR PRIZE from “The Allagash Tails Collection” by Tim Caverly, proudly hosted by the Standish Fish & Game Club! Meet this Maine author and humorist and discover the eight books that detail Tim’s experiences as a Ranger-Supervisor while living on the banks of our Nation’s premier “Wild […] View event

  • Thursday September 06 2018
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    Fashions of The Times 1805 – 1925, A Historic Fashion Workshop @ Nickels-Sortwell House

    Ever wonder what it felt like to wear a bustle or a hoop? Find out at this interactive historic fashion workshop as Site Manager and historic costume collector Peggy Konitzky takes you on the wild ride of women’s fashion from 1805 through 1925. The workshop will be held Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. – […] View event

  • Friday September 07 2018
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    4:00pm Community

    Friends of Evergreen Cemetery: Monuments & Memory @ Evergreen Cemetery

    Explore the monuments, the substance of memory, and the cultural landscape of Evergreen through the design of the rural garden cemetery and its granite and marble monuments. Discussions of materials and architectural forms of mortuary sculpture, including text, symbolism and iconography, will carry visitors along the scenic roads of the historical landscape, to the jewel […] View event

  • Saturday September 08 2018
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    Waterfront Bash @ Falmouth Town Landing

    Join us at Falmouth’s Town Landing for a fun day celebrating Falmouth’s waterfront–an important feature of Falmouth’s history. Music, ice cream, Eli’s Root Beer Tap Van, Cool Coastal Science activities from Science Made Fun, rope and boat making displays, kayaking and SUP demos from Seaspray Kayaking, Coast Guard & Police Boat tours, and more! FREE! […] View event

  • Tuesday September 11 2018

    Topsham Historical Society: Topsham History 101 @ Topsham Public Library

    Maine Historian and our very own Scott Hanson will present a sweeping and fast-paced overview of the history of Topsham from early settlement to the 21st century, With images and words, Hanson will trace Topsham’s past and explain how the town came to be as it is today. All local history enthusiasts are welcome to […] View event

  • Saturday September 15 2018
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    Hand Carving of Slate Gravestones Free Demonstration @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house on Saturday, September 15, from 9 am to 1 pm. Peaks Island stonecutter Matt Barnes of Yankee Slate Cutting will be there, demonstrating the art of carving slate gravestones by hand, using methods of the 1700s. Learn how […] View event

  • Sunday September 16 2018
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    An Island Home: Six Historic Houses of Westport Island, Maine @ Westport Island Town Hall

    On September 16 from 11 am to 3 pm, the Westport Island History Committee in collaboration with island homeowners, the Westport Community Association, the Town Hall Committee and other island partners will be sponsoring an historic homes tour. The houses on the tour are all associated with families of the first Westport Island settlers. Homesteads […] View event

  • Saturday September 29 2018
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    10:30am Community

    Friends of Evergreen tour: 19th Century Businessmen @ Evergreen Cemetery

    The tour will focus on 19th century business and trade leaders, such as architects, masons, furniture makers, bakers, tailors, ship builders, etc., who formed an organization for their mutual benefit and to provide educational opportunities for their apprentices. View event

  • Saturday October 06 2018
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    Friends of Evergreen tour: From Alsadania to Zenus: Evergreen’s 19th Century Unusual First Names @ Evergreen Cemetery

    Names, like clothing and hair styles, go in and out of fashion. What is popular in one time is often viewed as old fashion in another. The tour tells the stories of women and men whose first names are seldom, if ever, used today. View event

  • Saturday October 20 2018
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    Pumpkin Train @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Autumn fun begins with a ride aboard the Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Regular admission fees apply. Visit our website for more information. View event

  • Friday November 23 2018
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    Polar Express™

    The Polar Express™ returns for another magical season! Guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and listen to a reading of the enchanting story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the station. Trains […] View event