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Event: Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts Here

Presented by: Maine Historical Society
Maine Historical Society, Portland

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The Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine's place in a changing world. Maine Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in the United States. Maine Historical Society is located on a one-acre campus in the heart of downtown Portland. It is comprised of the Longfellow House, home of 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the Brown Library; the MHS Museum and Shop; and the Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum. Restored to the 1850s, the Longfellow House was the childhood home of renowned 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Built in 1785-86 by the poet's grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth, the house is one of the oldest brick structures on Portland's peninsula. Guided tours of the house, decorated with original furnishings and family memorabilia, offer a unique glimpse into the life of the poet and his family, as well as into the cultural and social history of 19th century Portland. Longfellow's poetry and the context of his work are woven throughout the presentation. Admission includes entrance to the museum exhibit of Maine history at the Maine Historical Society. During the warmer months, visitors are also invited to stroll through the lovely Longfellow Garden. Group Tour Information: * Group rates for 2011/2012 Season are $7.00 per person with 2 comps. * Coaches are asked to discharge passengers at the bus stop on Congress Street after Brown Street where they will be met by Maine Historical Society staff. Staff can assist with vans needing wheel chair access at Brown Street sidewalk ramp. * A $25 non-refundable deposit is required. A credit card payment option is also available. If you need to cancel your reservation, a 24 hour notice would be appreciated. Please call 207-774-1822 to make arrangements.


Using historical and contemporary stories of individual people and communities, this exhibit tells the Maine food story.

From iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots toward the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Using historical and contemporary stories of individual people and communities, Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts Here, tells the Maine food story. Throughout the interactive exhibition, visitors are invited to engage their senses and to think deeply about the past, present and future of Maine's relationship with food.

Maine Eats is supported by Hannaford Supermarkets, Amato's, BHA Foundation Fund, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Maine magazine.
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
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Using historical and contemporary stories of individual people and communities, this exhibit tells the Maine food story.

From iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots toward the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Using historical and contemporary stories of individual people and communities, Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts Here, tells the Maine food story. Throughout the interactive exhibition, visitors are invited to engage their senses and to think deeply about the past, present and future of Maine's relationship with food.

Maine Eats is supported by Hannaford Supermarkets, Amato's, BHA Foundation Fund, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Maine magazine.
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