Maine History News…Events…

Maine Historical Society invites you to sign up today…

Portland’s History Docent Program
Begins Thursday, February 19 for 10 weeks

A collaborative effort by Maine Historical Society, Greater Portland Landmarks, Tate House Museum, Portland Harbor Museum, and Victoria Mansion Each February, these five organizations join forces to provide a FREE ten-week training program for new volunteer guides at each of their sites.

Students gain a wide range of information about Portland’s history, its art, and its architecture. The organizations benefit from trained volunteers passionate about history and the arts. “PHD” graduates are asked to serve as guides for a year at one of the five sites. In return they receive knowledge, experience, and friendships that will last a lifetime! PHD graduates who volunteer with MHS give tours of the Longfellow House.

Classes are consecutive Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for ten weeks, beginning February 19 through April 23, 2009. The program is free; advanced registration is required.

Sign up today! Contact Bill Hall, Coordinator of the Portland’s History Docents Program at 207-774-5561 ext 120, wpeaks@earthlink.net.

Event Information
When: Thursdays, February 19-April 23, 9:00 – 12:00
Where: Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

For more information call 207-774-5561 x120 email wpeaks@earthlink.net

Event-Westbrook
February 4, 2009 –
Westbrook Historical Society Donna Galluzzo, Executive Director of Salt magazine will explore its mission to educate & support documentary storytelling. Students from Salt have interviewed and recorded the stories of some of the Society’s members. Over the past 35 years students have documented stories of Mainers and through their web site, they share these stories of many truly extraordinary people.

Event-Livermore
February 14
ICE HARVEST Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm
The response from the community to our search for antique ice harvesting tools has been wonderful! Norlands’ volunteers are ready to cut, haul and stack. Ice blocks will be stored in a temporary ice house on the grounds. Please come to Bartlett Pond on the Norlands Road in Livermore and lend a hand. It’s great fun! All are welcome. The entire event will take place at the pond, which is about half mile down the hill from the Norlands mansion. There will be a campfire and hot drinks, but dress warmly. This is an outdoor event. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate, but we could still use a few more saws and ice picks. Do you have one in your barn or shed?

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