Maine History Banquets & Birthdays

Museum’s of Old York Event


You are cordially invited to the

2010 Curator’s Pot-Luck at:

 The Remick Barn

3 Lindsay Road, York Village, Maine

Friday, February 26, 2010

5:30 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.

Please bring a dish to share and join us in honoring those who have donated objects to the museum’s collection. Learn the stories behind the museum’s most recently acquired objects and share your own stories as we explore the history of our community.

Please RSVP at (207) 363-4974

Museums of Old York | 207 York Street | P.O. Box 312 | York, ME 03909 | (207) 363-4974


Longfellow’s Birthday at the Maine Historical Society


Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) celebrates Longfellow’s Birthday with Irwin Gratz and Mayor Mavodones

Join us at Maine Historical Society for a family party to celebrate Longfellow’s 203rd birthday! Special guests Irwin Gratz, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s local host of Morning Edition; Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones; and State Representative Herb Adams will be reading from Longfellow’s poetry, and there will be Longfellow-inspired performances by puppeteer Blainor McGough and musical act Over A Cardboard Sea.  We will also have craft activities, prizes, cake, and a birthday card for Henry for everyone to sign.

The party is free and open to the public and will be held on February 27 from 10-12 at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME.

Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world.

For More Information on the Birthday Party:

Carolin Collins, Director of Education, 207-774-1822 x212;
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME   04101

Museum News


Museum scrambling to save artifacts stored in Bates Mill No. 5
LEWISTON – There was one safe haven for all of Lewiston-Auburn’s discarded relics – Bates Mill Building No. 5.
Rachel Desgrosseilliers of Museum L-A said she’s taken full advantage of the wide open space beneath the building’s saw-toothed roof. Read more

Buyer Beware: Recognizing New ‘Antiques’
As the popularity of antiques and collectibles has grown over the years, it has naturally resulted in the creation of copies. It’s a sad fact that almost anything of value from the past is now reproduced and often passed off as the real McCoy. Worthologist Liz Holderman says education and experience is absolutely essential in order to identify a real antique. Liz, always helpful, offers up a few generalities that can help the casual collector to understand the different ways that new “antiques” appear on the market and how to identify them. Read “Buyer Beware: Recognizing New ‘Antiques'”

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