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Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society
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.

Guided tours of the Longfellow 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.

Maine Historical Society EVENTS

HOLDING UP THE SKY: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art

Apr 12–Feb 1, 2020
Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine
This exhibition honors and explores the experiences of the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, encompassing the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mic...

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Jun 5–Oct 31
, Portland
The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three genera...

Special Curator Tour: HOLDING UP THE SKY with Tilly Laskey

Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15,2020
, Portland
Join Tilly Laskey, MHS Outreach Curator and curator for HOLDING UP THE SKY for a special guided tour of the exhibit. HOLDING UP THE SKY...

Tales of the Supernatural

Oct 24–26
Longfellow Garden, Portland
Come toast marshmallows in the flickering bonfire light of the Longfellow House and hear tell of all things spooky and supernatural

7th Annual Longfellow's Haunted House

Oct 27–30
Longfellow House, Portland
Don't miss our 7th annual evening tour of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween!

An Evening with Longfellow and Dickens

Dec 15
Portland
Join us for a holiday evening of conversation, poetry, stories, and reminiscences with longtime friends Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and ...

Holiday Tours of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Dec 16, Dec 17, Dec 20, Dec 21, Dec 22, Dec 23
Portland
Guests who tour the Wadsworth-Longfellow House this year will learn about Longfellow and Dickens, and the enduring effects of A Christm...
Send Inquiry:
489 Congress St
Portland, Maine, 04101
(207) 774.1822
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.

Guided tours of the Longfellow 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.


Maine Historical Society EVENTS

HOLDING UP THE SKY: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art

Apr 12–Feb 1, 2020
Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine
This exhibition honors and explores the experiences of the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, encompassing the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mic...

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Jun 5–Oct 31
, Portland
The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three genera...

Special Curator Tour: HOLDING UP THE SKY with Tilly Laskey

Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15,2020
, Portland
Join Tilly Laskey, MHS Outreach Curator and curator for HOLDING UP THE SKY for a special guided tour of the exhibit. HOLDING UP THE SKY...

Tales of the Supernatural

Oct 24–26
Longfellow Garden, Portland
Come toast marshmallows in the flickering bonfire light of the Longfellow House and hear tell of all things spooky and supernatural

7th Annual Longfellow's Haunted House

Oct 27–30
Longfellow House, Portland
Don't miss our 7th annual evening tour of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween!

An Evening with Longfellow and Dickens

Dec 15
Portland
Join us for a holiday evening of conversation, poetry, stories, and reminiscences with longtime friends Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and ...

Holiday Tours of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Dec 16, Dec 17, Dec 20, Dec 21, Dec 22, Dec 23
Portland
Guests who tour the Wadsworth-Longfellow House this year will learn about Longfellow and Dickens, and the enduring effects of A Christm...
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