Micheal-Dekker Photo of colonial man. Photo courtesy of Tate House Museum

Opening Day Celebration

Come celebrate the opening of the Tate House’s 2023 season on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain date Sunday, June 18). We’ll be doing COLONIAL up big with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Our special guest is Colonial Reenactor Michael Dekker who will describe Native-Colonist trade in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine 04102 United States
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Tate House Museum
(207) 774-6177
September 2, 2023

Michael is the author of French and Indian Wars in Maine and he will be engaging folks all day with his extensive knowledge of the time period. Colonial games and activities for children will be offered from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM while onehour docent-led tours of the Tate House will commence at 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 noon. There will be a backyard performance of colonial-dressed characters– Tate Family & Neighbors–from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Other exhibits include Herbs and Plants of the Colonial Garden and Herbal Tea Tasting from 10:00-12 noon. Historic textile aficionado Vivian Cunningham will be demonstrating 18th century clothing throughout the day. Special tours by our consulting curator, Laura Sprague, and executive director, Holly K Hurd, will highlight NEW collections and tour narratives, including Native baskets and the work of a domestic servant who was probably enslaved. These tours will occur every half hour from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Docent Bill Gousse will offer an Architectural Tour at 2:30 PM which provides at look at the Tate House attic and cellar, not included on a regular tour.

The cost for the day’s activities is $18 for adults, $7 for children under 12 years and $35 for families with children. Member prices are $15 adults, $5 children, and $30 for families. Come join in the fun and experience this unique museum with its colonial trappings LIVE! Tate House Museum will be open for regular house tours on Wednesday June 7. Please visit our website for advance tickets and information: www.tatehouse.org. FMI: Holly K Hurd hkhurd@tatehouse.org 207-774-6177 Tate House Museum 1267 Westbrook Street Portland ME 04102

In case of rain, the event will be moved to September 3rd and 4th