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Bruce Robert Coffin – Author Signing

Nov 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

Bruce Robert Coffin will read & sign his newest Detective Byron mystery at Letterpress Books.

Beyond the Truth

This 3rd book by retired Portland Detective Sergeant Coffin, is a powerful good read. The story takes place here in Portland, with engrossing detail on the police investigation, uncovering layers of crime: robbery, drug dealing, and the shooting of a teenage basketball star. When an attempt is made on life of the police officer who shot him, Byron shifts into overdrive. Was the attack merely retribution or something more sinister? Stir in the twisted political issues and you have a recipe for intrigue!

When: Thursday, November 15th, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Letterpress Books (Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn Street)

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Maine Historical Society honors Maine History Makers in food & drink

Nov 13, 2018 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events

Each year Maine Historical Society recognizes an individual in Maine who has made significant contributions to the community. This year, the Maine Historical Society Maine History Maker Award recognizes five innovators in Maine’s food industry. These individuals and companies have broken ground for Maine’s current food renaissance and created opportunity for all who are driving Maine’s food industry today.

The 2018 Maine History Maker honorees are Sam Hayward, award-winning chef & co-owner of Fore Street, Street and Co., and Standard Baking – restaurants which are the cornerstone of the foodie movement in Portland, ME; David L. Geary, founder of Geary’s Brewing Company- one of the first microbreweries in the US; The Barber Family, stewards of Barber Foods and longtime community leaders; O’Hara Corporation of Rockland which has operated fishing & processing vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for over 110 years; and Smith’s Farm, a family-owned and operated company in Presque Isle that has produced fresh broccoli, potatoes and grain for over 150 years.

Join us for a reception with light fare and cash bar at 5pm followed by the Maine History Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion at 6pm.

$50 per person; $20 for students

When: Tuesday, November 13th at 5pm

Where: Maine Historical Society (489 Congress Street)


‘Scenes of Maine’ an Annual Exhibition of Visual Arts

Oct 30, 2018 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Join us at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Monday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. for the opening of an annual exhibition of visual arts depicting imagery of Maine. The exhibit features a selection of over 15 paintings that exemplify the diversity of subject matter in Maine which has long been a source of inspiration for artists. On display are works in a variety of mediums and styles depicting scenes from the interior, to the islands, coves, and working waterfronts in Maine. Each work is the artist’s interpretation of a scene in Maine. ‘Scenes of Maine’ includes original paintings by artists’ Patricia Chandler – oil, cold wax, and mixed media; Randy Eckard – watercolor; Jane Herbert – acrylic; Scarlet Kinney – watercolor and pastel; and Austin Stilphen – oil. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through October 30, 2018. For more information about the exhibit contact Richard Boyd Art Gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at or visit the gallery’s website at . Like us on Facebook at . Image: Austin Stilphen ~ “Mt. Katahdin from Ambajejus Lake” ~ Oil on Canvas 4.5″ x 6.5″ Copyright(C)2018 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved.

When: 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through October 1-30

Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery (Peaks Island)


Pumpkin Train

Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:30am   Events, Member Events

Autumn fun begins with a ride aboard the Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Pumpkin Trains take place: October 20-21 and October 27-28. Regular admission fees apply. Visit our website for more information.

When: October 20-21 and 27-28

Where: Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum (58 Fore Street)

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A Taste of Maine’s Beer History

Oct 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

Join Maine Historical Society for a celebration of Maine’s craft beer scene and our newest exhibit Maine Brews with the author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland Josh Christie and The Maine Brew Bus’s own Don Littlefield.

Together, Josh and Don will host an evening of history and brews. Josh will describe the history of brewing in Maine, from its early beginnings through prohibition, temperance, and post-Prohibition, to the resurgence of craft brewing in Maine and how that has shaped the unique and inventive beer culture that flourishes today.

A variety of legendary and soon-to-be legendary Maine beers, selected by Josh, will be provided to sample. Enjoy learning about Maine’s beer history through all your senses!

Sponsored by The Maine Brew Bus. Registration required.

We also invite our guests to arrive early and experience the two exhibits on display in the MHS galleries: Maine Brews and Maine Eats The Food Revolution Starts Here.

$15 MHS Members; $20 General Admission. 21+ event

When: Thursday, October 18th, 6-8pm

Where: Maine Historical Society (489 Congress Street)

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