Portland, Maine 04102 United States
Tate House Museum is pleased to announce the first of three illustrated Outdoor Summer Lectures to be held on Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 pm on the beautiful lawn behind the Tate House Museum. Rain date is Thursday, August 5th.The outdoor series kicks off with Libby Bischof, Professor of History at USM and Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education. Bischof is a postcard enthusiast who will present a richly illustrated presentation featuring historic postcards of the city of Portland, including the Stroudwater neighborhood.
This postcard tour of the city will also include information about the history of postcards as well as how historians use postcards to understand changes in the landscape, the built environment, transportation, and leisure. Bischof will also discuss other important sources of neighborhood history, such as insurance atlases and city directories. If you like Portland history and postcards you will not want to miss this presentation.
Tickets are $15 per person for the general public and $12 for Tate House Museum members.
All three lectures can be purchased as a package for $35 (general) and $30 (members). Tickets are available in advance at the Tate House Gift Shop during open hours (Thurs-Sat 10-4) or starting at 7:00 PM on the day of the lecture.