A Little Piece of Heaven

Summer through fall, when you want to step away from it all during a hectic day in downtown Portland, there’s a beautiful oasis just steps off of Congress Street. If you’ve never wandered into the Longfellow Garden during this time of the year, or in the full bloom of summer, you’re missing an opportunity to stop and smell the lilacs, and a whole lot of other flowering beauties.

Thanks to Maine Historical Society’s own archivist/cataloger Nancy Noble, who also happens to be a talented photographer, we have this photo proof to entice you in.

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If you want to know more about the history and see the evolution of the Longfellow Garden, don’t miss the current photo exhibition, Images of the Longfellow Garden, in the Lecture Hall, running now through June 30. This Friday, June 3–a First Friday Art Walk evening–the Longfellow Garden Club will be presenting information about the Garden, which will be open late for art walk patrons. Come and mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments and music, walk through the garden, and see Maine’s history come to life!

And one last note: The Garden is available for rentals, and so are other facilities on our campus. (WEDDING, anyone??) For more information, click here.

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