Fun Times at the Maine Historical Society

There’s lot’s going on around the State of Maine this coming weekend, and the Maine Historical Society is not without its own entertaining events;

Friday, July 2, 5-8pm
First Friday Art Walk:

Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine
Join us during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk for the opening of the July series of images in Exposed, our latest photography show. Enjoy refreshments from local sponsors, DJ, raffle, wild party favors, and of course great photography! Guests will also enjoy a free self-guided tour through our newest museum exhibit, ZOOM IN: New Approaches to Maine History.
We’ve created this YouTube video to show you why you shouldn’t miss this event. Check facebook and flickr to see images from our May and June parties. 

If you aren’t local to Portland you can still catch the show at our Online Gallery,


Sunday, July 4, 12pm
Reading of the

Declaration of Independence
Herb Adams, State Representative
and Historian

Join MHS to celebrate the Fourth of July with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Longfellow House at 489 Congress Street.  An annual tradition not to be missed!!
MHS owns one of only 25 surviving copies of the rare 1776 Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration.  To see and zoom into Maine Historical’s copy online, click here.


MHS on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV This Weekend!
Making Haste From Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World by Nick Bunker

Saturday, July 3, 4:45pm

Sunday, July 4, 1am
Monday, July 5, 8am
Filmed at Maine Historical in April, Nick Bunker’s book talk will air on C-SPAN 2’s Book-TV this weekend. Bunker recounts the Pilgrim’s voyage aboard the Mayflower, the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620, early tribulations, and the colony’s eventual success. Bunker’s book and talk draw in part on two research trips he made to Maine, travelling up the Kennebec Valley in search of  the beaver fur trade which financed the Plymouth Colony.

Click here to buy Making Haste From Babylon at the MHS online store.

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