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  • Wednesday October 17 2018

    Red Cloak Haunted History Tour @ Hallowell

    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., hear many ghostly tales, learn of the patent medicine business, and more as you experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this […] View event

  • Thursday October 18 2018
    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

  • Author to present talk on the history of the underground railroad in Central Maine at Winslow Public Library @ Winslow Public Library

    Winslow Area families put their lives and fortunes on the line connecting to the Underground Railroad. Maine’s connection to the famous Underground Railroad that helped free runaway slaves in the mid-1800s does not begin and end with Harriet Beecher Stowe. Indeed, people from Kittery to Ft. Fairfield, including Waterville-Winslow, Augusta, China and Vassalboro, conspired to […] View event

  • Neighborhood history night: East Deering @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church

    East Deering grew from a small rural village into a suburban neighborhood for Portland’s growing population in part due to employment opportunities at Burnham and Morrill and in the Grand Trunk Railroad yard. Join Julie Larry to learn more about the transformation of the neighborhood and the history of some of its residents at the […] View event

  • Saturday October 20 2018

    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

  • “The Great Influenza of 1918 Comes to Bath” lecture by Marla Davis @ Patten Free Library

    Bath Historical Society will present a lecture by Marla Davis, “The Great Influenza of 1918 Comes to Bath,” in the Community Room at Patten Free Library in Bath, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 10:30 am. Public event, no charge. View event

  • Lighthouse Legends, Lore & Haunts Cruise @ Maine Maritime Museum

    Every Saturday through the end of October! Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses, including a shore landing at historic Burnt Island Light. You will enjoy a 3 – 4 hour cruise aboard Maine Maritime Museum’s Merrymeeting as you explore the Kennebec, Sassanoa and Sheepscot Rivers. Your adventure will be guided by Red […] View event

  • Portland Bach Experience – Oktoberfest Concert featuring Ava Pine @ The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

    Experience The Concert with Portland Bach Experience! Join PBE Saturday, October 20, at 7pm (doors open 6:30pm) at The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary for a concert featuring GRAMMY-nominee Ava Pine (soprano), John McKean (harpsichord), the PBE Choir & Chamber Orchestra, and Emily Isaacson (conductor). Portland Bach Experience presents Oktoberfest, October 18-21. Visit our website […] View event

  • Sunday October 21 2018

    Portland Bach Experience – Oktoberfest Salon: Baroque Brunch @ Private home, location revealed after ticket purchase

    Experience The Salon with Portland Bach Experience! Join PBE Sunday morning, October 21, at 11am (doors open 10:30am) at a private home in Portland’s West End for an intimate salon concert featuring Sarah Darling, whose “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung) and “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) was on display in June for Vivaldi’s […] View event

  • Monday October 22 2018

    For Freedoms @ SPACE Gallery

    For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse and direct action for artists in the United States. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms developed a network of artists and institutional partners who produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, […] View event

  • 1:00pm Film, For Kids

    Dinosaurs at Dusk! @ Southworth Planetarium

    A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs! We have to tell you that we’ve been waiting for aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer-animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above […] View event

  • Wednesday October 24 2018

    What does it mean to own property in a local historic district? @ Greater Portland Landmarks

    Portland has eleven local historic districts and if you own property or are thinking about owning property in one of those districts do you know exactly what that means? With this program you’ll learn the guidelines that govern exterior changes along with the criteria for construction and renovations. In addition, this program will describe the […] View event

  • Thursday October 25 2018

    Neighborhood history night: Nason’s Corner @ St. Ansgar Luther Church

    Through historic maps and images and recent research learn about historic Nason’s Corner. Portland’s street car system transformed the Nason’s Corner neighborhood from a farming community to suburban residential neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century. Join us to learn more about the transformation of the neighborhood Join Julie Larry to learn more about […] View event

  • Saturday October 27 2018
    10:30am Community

    Friends of Evergreen Tour: 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

  • Wednesday October 31 2018

    Residential architecture – How to uncover the story of your historic building @ Greater Portland Landmarks

    Every home has a story if you know how to uncover it. With this program you will learn how to research the history of an historic home and share its story. During the classroom portion of the class you will learn to identify architectural styles and to understand the historical background of residential buildings in […] View event

  • Trick-or-Treat at the Portland Observatory! @ The Portland Observatory

    TRICK OR TREAT! The Portland Observatory is excited to invite trick-or-treaters and their families on Halloween from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Some ghosts of the Tower’s past will be on hand to welcome visitors and hand out candy. Come for some spooky fun at the country’s only Maritime Signal Tower. Only the first floor […] View event

  • Friday November 02 2018

    A Comedy of Haunted History

    Join your fellow thrill seekers and history lovers for this award winning tour. Professional performance artists transform factual dark history, dating from the 1600’s, into theater and Stand-up comedy! Jam packed with Abenaki Attacks, Witch Trials, Pirates, terrific storytelling, hysterical impersonations and more, this extremely popular ghost tour boasts guests who return year after year. View event

  • Friday November 23 2018

    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

  • Saturday March 16 2019

    Night of Eire @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    NIGHT OF EIRE Southworth Planetarium University of Southern Maine campus Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. A new planetarium event that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Eve. Ancient Irish constellation mythology; story telling and Irish stone circles. While the upper world convulses with the tumult of St, Patrick’s Day revelers, the Southworth Planetarium will commemorate […] View event