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

Presented by: 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.


The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city. The week's events included daily conferences, networking opportunities, and social outings highlighting Maine's "Vacationland." Throughout the week, the Portland Evening Express documented the convention, highlighting activities through articles and featured photographs.


This exhibition features images from Evening Express' coverage, which are part of the Portland Press Herald glass negative collection at Maine Historical Society.

The NFBPWC was established in July 1919 – eight months before the 19th Amendment allocated voting rights for many American women. From suffrage to the glass ceiling, the organization continues to empower and mentor professional women.

Free for MHS Members; $8 for General Public; Senior & Student Discounts available

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Portland, Maine, 04101
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The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city. The week's events included daily conferences, networking opportunities, and social outings highlighting Maine's "Vacationland." Throughout the week, the Portland Evening Express documented the convention, highlighting activities through articles and featured photographs.


This exhibition features images from Evening Express' coverage, which are part of the Portland Press Herald glass negative collection at Maine Historical Society.

The NFBPWC was established in July 1919 – eight months before the 19th Amendment allocated voting rights for many American women. From suffrage to the glass ceiling, the organization continues to empower and mentor professional women.

Free for MHS Members; $8 for General Public; Senior & Student Discounts available

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