Posts Tagged With: First Friday Art Walk

Ellsworth Historical Society Meeting

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Ellsworth Historical Society Meeting:

The Meeting of the Ellsworth Historical Society will be held on April 11th at 7:00pm in the Dining Hall of the Meadowview Retirement Complex on Tweedie Lane in Ellsworth. The speaker for the evening will be members of the Ellsworth Telephone Museum.
As always all are invited to attend. If you have any questions please contact us at ellsworthhistory@yahoo.com or call 207-667-8235 and ask for Terri.

Museums of Old York:

Old York to Auction Bait Shack

Proceeds Will Benefit Working Wharf

Now you can own an authentic coastal Maine bait shack! An iconic shack from the famous John Hancock Wharf will be auctioned to support the facility’s use as working waterfront. The Museums of Old York will take bids between now and April 8, and will sell the shack to the highest bidder.

The shack is 12′ by 8′ and 11′ 4” high. It would serve as a handy garden shed in someone’s yard, or a storage shed on another small pier.

The shack was built in the 1970s by local lobsterman Jim Cote, whose family fished from Hancock Wharf for three generations. A larger, refrigerated bait shack designed for the needs of three fishermen will replace the Cote shack.

Old York is raising additional money to secure the long-term maintenance of the new facility. Proceeds from the auction of the shack will help reach the goal. Old York will also be seeking donations, and will recognize gifts of $1,000 or more with named buoys on the new bait shack.

Bids for the shack may be emailed to oyhs@oldyork.org, telephoned to (207) 363-4974, or dropped off at Old York’s headquarters at 207 York Street. Each bidder should establish a pseudonym or nickname for Old York to use in posting bids each day on its website www.oldyork.org
The winner will be announced at noon on April 8. Payment will be by cash, certified check or credit card. The winning bidder will be responsible for removing the shed.

Maine Historical Society:

online exhibit;

It was unlikely that Harry Lyon Jr. (1885-1963) would play an essential role on the first trans-Pacific airplane flight. As a student he had been known more for misdeeds than accomplishments. He had a successful career as a merchant mariner. In the winter of 1928, Harry was in California as a witness in a rum running case when his friend, Captain J.C. MacMillan, asked him if he wanted a job as navigator of an airplane… Read more and view the online exhibit.

Coming Soon at the Maine Historical Society

Friday, April 1, 5-8 PM

First Friday Art Walk at MHS

Music, refreshments, and two exhibits: Zoom-In: New Approaches to Maine History (through May 29) and Arts, Artists and Personalities in 1930s Maine (through May 3). More info.

Sunday, April 3, 10 AM-4 PM

Presented by Colby College with Maine Historical Society and Documenting Maine Jewry.

The 2nd Maine Jewish History Conference: Discovering Maine’s Jewish History

Explore the richness of Jewish life in Maine at a day-long conference featuring talks, panels, and workshops presented by community, professional, and student historians. Location, registration, and more information.

For a complete listing of programs, events, and news, visit our website.

History News Network:

HNN’s Coverage of the OAH

Highlights from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Houston
David A. Walsh

News

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August First Friday Art Walk

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society displays ongoing exhibit,

Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. First Friday Art Walk Exhibit Party August 6, 5- 8pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Join us at Maine Historical Society during the Portland First Friday Art Walk to celebrate the August series of images in our ongoing exhibit, Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. August images displayed through August 30th; exhibit runs through October 31, 2010.

Weaving together a visual narrative of life in Maine that is both timeless and surprising, the black and white photographs in Exposed reveal unusual perspectives and rare content. Images include a 1922 scene at Portland’s East End Beach; Chinese American children playing with their home made toy car; a rare look inside McCurdy’s Smokehouse from 1975; and a summertime clambake in Boothbay in 1915.

Exposed reveals history both in its subject matter and in the media of the originals. Reproduction prints have been made from media including daguerreotypes, monochrome photographs, and glass plate negatives, with dates spanning more than 100 years of Maine history, 1860-1975.  

The opening reception is free and open to the public and will be held on August 6 from 5-8 PM in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Free parking in the MHS lot on Brown Street after 5pm. Local sponsors Shipyard Brewing Co. and Local Sprouts Catering provide refreshments. Enjoy our DJ, raffle, and wild party favors. Online Gallery at  http://www.VintageMaineImages.com

The exhibit is open daily through October 31, 2010.

For More Information on the Exhibit:

Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator, 207-774-1822 x217; dfazio@mainehistory.org

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME   04101

207-774-1822;  

www.mainehistory.org

www.mainememory.net

www.vintagemaineimages.com

Smokehouse

East End Beach

Chinese Children at Play

 Clam Bake

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Maine Historical Society’s First Friday Art Walk

This just in from the Maine Historical Society:

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

April 13, 2010

CONTACT: Elizabeth Nash, Maine Historical Society, 207-774-1822 ext 206, enash@mainehistory.org
Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) presents a new exhibit,

Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine

Join us at Maine Historical Society for the opening reception of our new exhibit, Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine, during the First Friday Art Walk in Portland.

Weaving together a visual narrative of life in Maine that is both timeless and unprecedented, the black and white photographs in Exposed reveal unusual perspectives and rare content that include early electrical tattooing in 1925, an 1890 bicycle race, and crowds of hundreds gathered in Monument Square in Portland waiting for the results of a 1923 boxing match.

Juxtaposing scenes of urban and rural living, of public and private moments, of performance, instruction, work, protest, play, incarceration, and exploration, Exposed has a single purpose: to illustrate the simultaneous variety of activity in Maine throughout our recent history.

Exposed reveals history both in its subject matter and in the media of the originals. Reproduction prints have been made from media including daguerreotypes, monochrome photographs, and glass plate negatives, with dates spanning 100 years of Maine history, 1860-1966.

The opening reception is free and open to the public and will be held on May 7 from 5-8 PM in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Our local sponsors Shipyard Brewing Co. and Local Sprouts Catering will provide refreshments.

For More Information on the Exhibit:

Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator, 
207-774-1822 x217; 
dfazio@mainehistory.org

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME   04101

207-774-1822;
 www.mainehistory.org
				

http://www.mainememory.net

http://www.vintagemaineimages.com

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