Articles by Elizabeth Nash

 
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Lecture: An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America. Speaker: Nicholas Bunker

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 17, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland , Maine 04101 For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org Speaker: Nicholas Bunker Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and its origins will be discussed by its …
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Maine Historical Society Huge Tag Sale

By Elizabeth Nash on July 15, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society Tag Sale, 1000 Riverside Street, Portland, ME For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org MHS will hold a huge multi-family tag sale on Saturday, July 26, 9am-1pm, at 1000 Riverside Street in Portland (between the golf course and the …
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1776 Dunlap Broadside, Collections of MHS

Display & Reading of the Declaration of Independence

By Elizabeth Nash on June 17, 2014, at 10:48 a.m.
Friday, July 4, 2014 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Soceity, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org Celebrate July 4th with a public reading by former State Representative Herb Adams of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Longfellow House at 489 Congress …
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Steven Bull, Maine Gay Symposium, UMO, 1974.

Maine Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender History: Life and Activism in the 1970s

By Elizabeth Nash on June 03, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rhines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org Hear form the early activists whose efforts to organize the LGBT movement polarized the state of Maine and made national news.The first leaders were influenced …
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Dirigo Vintage Baseball Club catcher and umpire

Vintage Baseball Day

By Elizabeth Nash on May 29, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Southern Maine Community College baseball field, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822 ext 215; mainehistory.org A fun, free, family-friendly day of 19th century baseball on June 21, 11am-4pm, at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, …
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Historical Walking Tours of Portland

By Elizabeth Nash on May 28, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Soceity, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org From June 1 to October 31, Maine Historical Society offers daily historical walking tours of Portland. Walk to the …
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Morton Block, Congress Street, ca. 1912

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

By Elizabeth Nash on May 23, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Friday, June 27, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Soceity, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org MHS opens an exhibition titled “Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland” opening June 27, 2014. The Home exhibition uses the Longfellow House as a …

Thundered Over the Tide: 200th Anniversary of the Battle of the Boxer & the Enterprise

By Elizabeth Nash on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:33 a.m.
MHS hosts an exhibit of documents and objects related to the War of 1812 naval battle off Monhegan, and the joint funeral procession which followed. The exhibit takes its title from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “My Lost Youth,” which references the battle. The exhibit remains up through October 25th.

Book Talk: The Last of the Doughboys

By Elizabeth Nash on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs Next year marks the beginning of the World War I Centennial. Join Maine Historical Society for a special talk about this sometimes overlooked war …

Maine’s Heirloom Apples: A Talk and Tasting

By Elizabeth Nash on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:22 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs Maine Historical Society hosts a seasonally timely, informative, and delicious program about Maine’s heirloom apple varieties with pomologist John Bunker, of Fedco Trees in …

Art of Katahdin with author/artist David Little

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs Artist David Little has produced a gorgeous new book on Maine’s beloved high peak. With more than 200 illustrations and 15 essays on its …

Hands-On Historic Gardening: A Workshop with Jeff O’Donal

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:18 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs Join Maine Historical Society for a hands-on exploration of the issues and opportunities in maintaining or re-creating a historic garden. Using the Longfellow Garden …

Maine’s Favorite Birds

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:17 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs The authors of Maine’s Favorite Birds (Tilbury House, 2012) will share fascinating facts, fun stories, beautiful images, and more about some of Maine’s best …

The Poetry of Summer: Annie Finch and Her Favorite Poets in the Garden

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:09 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs In partnership with Stonecoast MFA Program/Writers Conference. Maine poet and Stonecoast MFA Director Annie Finch performs her own work along with some of her …

A Land Without Peace: Indians, Colonists, Speculators, and the Struggle for Maine, 1688-1763

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs In 2012, Ph.D. candidate Ian Saxine spent six months at the Maine Historical Society library researching how different ideas about land ownership between Indians …

Centennial Serenade Band: Songs of the Civil War

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs The new Longfellow Garden Summer Series opens with a six-piece Serenade Band of Portland’s Centennial Brass Band, recreating a group of the 1850-1875 period. …

When the Confederates Terrorized Maine: The Battle of Portland Harbor

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:03 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs Recent Colby College graduate Carter Stevens delivers a talk based on his senior thesis. His subject is raid into Portland in June, 1863, when …

A Public Reading of Declaration of Independence & the Gettysburg Address

By Elizabeth Nash on June 19, 2013, at 4:01 p.m.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs An annual tradition not to be missed! Join Maine Historical Society to celebrate the Fourth of July with a public reading, by former Maine …
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Age of Edison Author Ernest Freeberg to Keynote Electricity Exhibit Programs at Maine Historical Society

By Elizabeth Nash on March 06, 2013, at 4:12 p.m.
Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) welcomes author and University of Tennessee Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Ernest Freeberg, on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 PM, to talk about his new book, “Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America.” The presentation serves as the keynote …

Images of Johnny Appleseed: Saint or Buffoon?

By Elizabeth Nash on Feb. 21, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822 x215; mainehistory.org/programs John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is among America’s most widely misunderstood folk heroes. Chapman (1774-1845) is widely credited with spreading the …
 
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