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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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MHS announces new exhibit

Exhibit Opening Party:

ZOOM IN: New Approaches to Maine History
Thursday, June 24, 5-7pm

Maine Historical Society invites you to help us celebrate the opening of ZOOM IN: New Approaches to Maine History, a new exhibit in our gallery in Portland that will be on view from Friday, June 25 through May 29, 2011.

Zoom In! celebrates the launch of Maine History Online (, a major new interpretive section of the Maine Memory Network (, and explores the rich ways that digital technologies complement and enhance the use of physical objects – and vice versa – in the telling of Maine history.

The exhibition, curated by Candace Kanes, includes physical and digital material from more than 40 historical organizations in Maine, ranging from the Lubec, Freeport, and Island Falls historical societies; to the Maine State Library, Bangor Public Library, and McArthur Library in Biddeford; to the Muskie Archives at Bates College and Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport.

Stories explored in the exhibition include: the widely popular Franco American snowshoe clubs formed by Louis-Philippe Gagné when he moved to Lewiston from Québec in 1922; Biddeford’s industrial transformation in the 19th century; peace movements in Maine; life at the Western Maine Sanatorium; and the experience of Maine prisoners of war; among others.

In development for three years with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Maine History Online provides a comprehensive introduction to key themes, topics, and events in Maine history through illustrated essays, nearly one hundred new online exhibits, and hundreds of primary documents.

Created by Maine Historical Society and launched in 2001, the Maine Memory Network is a statewide digital museum that includes digital contributions from more than 200 historical organizations, museums, and libraries across the state.

Event Information

When: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 5-7pm
Where: Maine Historical Society

             489 Congress Street 
             Portland, ME  04101

For more information or to RSVP, call 207-774-1822; 207-774-1822 or email:

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