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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...

Power of Potential: Photographs of the 1925 National Business and Professional Women's Convention

May 24–Aug 25
, Portland
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during Jul...

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Jun 5–Oct 31, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2 (& more)
, Portland
The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three genera...

Portland History Walking Tours

Jun 17–Oct 11, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5 (& more)
, Portland
Join Maine Historical Society for a guided tour to the city highlighting Portland's history, maritime heritage, and authentic character...

Book Launch of The Canoe Maker: David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy Birch Bark Artisan

Jun 27
, Portland
Join authors Donald Soctomah and Jean Flahive for the launch of their newest book The Canoe Maker: David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy B...

Behind-The-Scenes Library Tour with Nicholas Noyes, Curator of Library Collections

Jul 3
, Portland
This engaging 45-minute interactive tour takes you throughout our beautiful Brown Research Library and into the archive (normally close...

Poetry in the Longfellow Garden with Steve Luttrell and Bruce Holsapple

Jul 5
, Portland
Join us as Portland poets Steve Luttrell and Bruce Holsapple reunite for an historic event in an historic setting! As publishing editor...

Debating Suffrage Before and Since the 19th Amendment Historian's Forum

Jul 13
, Portland
The 5th Annual MHS Historian's Forum commemorates the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage. It brings together new scholarship on wome...

Special Curator Tour: HOLDING UP THE SKY with Tilly Laskey

Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 25, Oct 16, 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...
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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...

Power of Potential: Photographs of the 1925 National Business and Professional Women's Convention

May 24–Aug 25
, Portland
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during Jul...

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Jun 5–Oct 31, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2 (& more)
, Portland
The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three genera...

Portland History Walking Tours

Jun 17–Oct 11, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5 (& more)
, Portland
Join Maine Historical Society for a guided tour to the city highlighting Portland's history, maritime heritage, and authentic character...

Book Launch of The Canoe Maker: David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy Birch Bark Artisan

Jun 27
, Portland
Join authors Donald Soctomah and Jean Flahive for the launch of their newest book The Canoe Maker: David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy B...

Behind-The-Scenes Library Tour with Nicholas Noyes, Curator of Library Collections

Jul 3
, Portland
This engaging 45-minute interactive tour takes you throughout our beautiful Brown Research Library and into the archive (normally close...

Poetry in the Longfellow Garden with Steve Luttrell and Bruce Holsapple

Jul 5
, Portland
Join us as Portland poets Steve Luttrell and Bruce Holsapple reunite for an historic event in an historic setting! As publishing editor...

Debating Suffrage Before and Since the 19th Amendment Historian's Forum

Jul 13
, Portland
The 5th Annual MHS Historian's Forum commemorates the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage. It brings together new scholarship on wome...

Special Curator Tour: HOLDING UP THE SKY with Tilly Laskey

Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 25, Oct 16, 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...
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