Posts Tagged With: Passamaquoddy

First Friday Art Walk-July

June 16, 2010

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) displays ongoing exhibit,

Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. First Friday Art Walk Exhibit Party.

Join us at Maine Historical Society during the Portland First Friday Art Walk to celebrate the July series of images in our ongoing exhibit, Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. July images displayed through July 31st; 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 turn of the century automobile racing on Old Orchard Beach, the 1970 student strike at Colby College, 1925 Portland Green Sox baseball, Maine governor Carl Milliken escorted in a canoe by two Passamaquoddy Indians at the 1920 Maine Centennial Celebration in Deering Oaks Park, and much more.

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 July 2 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

The exhibit is open daily through October 31, 2010.

For More Information on the Exhibit:
Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator, 207-774-1822 x217;
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME   04101

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Language Keepers: Natural Conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet

I received a notification of this event today. It sounds pretty interesting, and brings to mind how little we know of our Native citizens’ history in this state. Levine does some great work and it will be well worth attending.

MHS and Northeast Historic Film invite you to…

Thursday, January 28, 7pm
Language Keepers: Natural Conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet
with Filmmaker Ben Levine

Join us to celebrate the release of filmmaker Ben Levine’s new DVD series that documents the Passamaquoddy-Maliseet language. 

Drawn from conversations recently recorded in Maine and New Brunswick, Language Keepers captures the natural Passamaquoddy language in everyday usage.  Spoken by approximately 50 individuals from three different communities, the conversations range from humor and storytelling, to oral history and personal reminiscence, to conversations about everyday experiences, past and present.  The program will include a screening of excerpts from the film and comments from key players in the project. 

Ben Levine’s last film Reveil: Waking Up French (2003) explored the decline and renaissance of the French language in New England communities.


This event is free and open to the public.

MHS Winter programs are sponsored by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

Event Information
When: Thursday, January 28, 7pm

Where: Maine Historical Society

           489 Congress Street

           Portland, ME   04101

For more information call 207-774-1822;;

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