In fact, it’s perhaps our busiest time. You all know about our longtime star of the summer season–the Longfellow House and Garden–but did you know that we’ve got a whole host of special features this year waiting in the wings? Programs and book talks, a special July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence, and daily film showings, plus…
As many are anxiously anticipating, a brand new museum exhibit sure to delight young, old, and in-between. Following a big kick-off reception for members on the evening of June 23, “Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Identity and Adornment in Maine: 1750-1950,” opens to the public on Friday, June 24. The exhibit remains up through May 27, 2012. If you like clothes, and the accoutrements that go with them, don’t miss this exhibit!
Here’s the summary scoop on all the rest of what’s going on. Check our website for further details.
Friday, July 1, 5-8pm: First Friday Art Walk at MHS: Images of the Longfellow Garden
Monday, July 4, 12pm: Reading: Declaration of Independence with former State Representative Herb Adams
Tuesday, July 12, 12pm: Book Talk: City By the Sea with Author John Moon
Tuesday, July 19, 12pm: Book Talk: Deering: A Social and Architectural History with Historian Bill Barry
Tuesday, July 26, 12pm: Screening: Rapid River Races, 1940 with Paddler and Author Zip Kellogg
Tuesday, August 2, 12pm: Book Talk: Portland’s Greatest Conflagration: The 1866 Fire Disaster with authors Michael Daicy and Don Whitney
Tuesday, August 9, 12pm: Book Talk: It Hasteth Away with Author Randy Purinton
Every Saturday at 2pm, from July 2 – September 3: The Dave Astor Show Visits Jordan’s Meats episode. This is the only surviving episode of Maine’s version of American Bandstand that ran from 1956-1971. Don’t miss this classic!
Each weekday at 2pm, from July 1 – September 2: Innocent Interlude, Scenes of Life in Portland, Maine 1940-41. Aerial shots, construction, downtown scenes, harbor views, snow-plowing, ice-skating, model-plane flying, and much, much more give viewers a wonderful sense of Maine’s biggest city a lifetime ago.