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  • Friday June 22 2018
    The Planet Saturn

    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

  • Saturday June 23 2018
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    10:30am Community

    Friends of Evergreen Tour: SS Portland Disaster @ Evergreen Cemetery

    On November 27,1898, an immense storm swept up the Atlantic coast. That evening, the luxurious SS Portland sailed out of Boston Harbor on its nightly passenger run to Portland. Sunday morning Portland families waited in vain for the ship to arrive as the ship had sunk off Cape Cod. There were no survivors.The tour introduces […] View event

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    Norlands Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair @ Washburn Norlands Living History Center

    A Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, in Livermore, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival features a craft fair with artisans demonstrating handmade craft and selling original artwork. Admission to the craft fair is free. Regular admission applies to all […] View event

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    Solstice Soiree @ Bath Freight Shed

    Maine’s First Ship presents a Solstice Soiree at the Bath Freight Shed, featuring Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing; with lite fare, cash bar, cash oyster bar with Winter Point Oysters, bonfire. Saturday, June 23, 6-10pm Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial Street, Bath tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door available from volunteer shipwrights on […] 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

  • Sunday June 24 2018
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    Friends of Evergreen Tour: Seafaring Portlanders @ Evergreen Cemetery

    Nineteen Century Portland was a bustling port. Coasters, merchant and passenger ships connected it to nearby ports and to others hundreds or thousands of miles away. The tour includes ship owners, masters, crew and passengers who sailed aboard these vessels. Maritime symbols, such as a tilted anchor, or the words “Lost at Sea” are reminders […] View event

  • Thursday June 28 2018
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    10:30am For Kids

    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

  • Friday June 29 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

  • Saturday June 30 2018
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    10:30am Community

    Friends of Evergreen: Artist tour – Pine Grove and Beyond @ Evergreen Cemetery

    A new tour in a series of three artists tours. Includes Walter Griffin, a well-known artist; Oliver Sheean, a bookplate collector; artists from Miss Martin’s School for young ladies; Marquis Fayette King who produced stereoscopic views of Portland; and George Bailey, a veterinarian and artist. All tours start at the cemetery office. View event

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    Member-guest day @ Brick Store Museum

    Calling all Brick Store Museum members! It’s a Museum celebration! Museum members and their guests (members may invite as many people as they want!) are invited to the Brick Store Museum for a brand-new event that re-thinks the Members Meeting. During the Member-Guest Day, you’ll get a glimpse of museum operations, go behind the scenes, […] View event

  • Sunday July 01 2018

    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668) 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 the cemetery’s history, prominent historical figures, and early gravestone […] View event

  • Wednesday July 04 2018
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    Independence Day & Fireworks Express @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Celebrate Independence Day with a waterfront train ride along Casco Bay. In the evening, visitors can catch the Fireworks Express train to the festivities on the Eastern Prom. Evening shuttle rides depart from Ocean Gateway, operate prior to the fireworks and provide one-way transportation only. Regular admission fees apply during daytime operations. Rides aboard the […] View event

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    Independence Day & Fireworks Express @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Celebrate Independence Day with a waterfront train ride along Casco Bay. In the evening, visitors can catch the Fireworks Express train to the festivities on the Eastern Prom. Evening shuttle rides depart from Ocean Gateway, operate prior to the fireworks and provide one-way transportation only. Regular admission fees apply during daytime operations. Rides aboard the […] View event

  • Saturday July 07 2018
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    Planet Earth Day! @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    A new Southworth Planetarium special day-long event celebrating life on planet Earth! A planetarium event aimed at Earth-lovers and binge-watchers! Join us on July 7th for a day-long event that will take us from the depths of the oceans to the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Explore the world’s natural history. Learn how life evolved […] View event

  • Thursday July 12 2018
    Brew with a View, Party at Castle Tucker, July 12

    Brew with a View @ Castle Tucker

    Join the party at Brew with a View, Historic New England’s first fundraiser for Wiscasset’s own Castle Tucker. Enjoy a summer evening of local beer and spectacular river views, and help save one of Maine’s historical treasures. Sample American farmhouse beers from Maine’s own Oxbow Brewing Company, along with wine and soft drinks. Sarah’s Cafe […] View event

  • Thursday July 19 2018
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    Twilight Tour of the Nickels-Sortwell House @ Nickels-Sortwell House

    Experience Wiscasset’s romantic past on a twilight tour of Nickels-Sortwell House, a grand Federal-style mansion built by a shipping magnate in 1807. Purchased in 1899 by Alvin Sortwell, the mansion became a treasured family summer home, lovingly restored in the Colonial Revival style. Hear stories of life in the Gilded Age through the early twentieth […] View event

  • Thursday July 26 2018
    Maine-made crafts at the second annual juried Nickels-Sortwell House Crafts Show.

    Maine Crafts Show @ Nickels-Sortwell House

    Shop for Maine-made crafts at the second annual juried Maine Crafts Show held in the historic garden and barn at Nickels-Sortwell House. Part of the proceeds benefit Historic New England’s work to save and share preserve New England heritage. Enjoy the work of some of Maine’s most talented and unique crafters. Refreshments available for purchase. […] View event

  • Wednesday August 01 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