Articles by Elizabeth Nash

 
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The Great Portland Fire: Lecture by Earle Shettleworth

By Elizabeth Nash on June 09, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_579 In companion to Images of Destruction: Remembering the Great Portland Fire of 1866–our exhibit examining the city’s devastating fire of July 4, 1866–join us for a fascinating …
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Children’s Hour, a Story & Craft Activity for Kids: The Camping Trip That Changed America

By Elizabeth Nash on June 09, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_573 Children’s Hour returns to Maine Historical Society this summer! Join us each month for the reading of a favorite story book followed by crafts and activities for …
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Book Talk: Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence

By Elizabeth Nash on June 09, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_578 Through historical anecdotes and fascinating oral histories, Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence explores the remarkable sacrifices and achievements of Maine’s nurses, who have …
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Longfellow Garden Club talk about the history of the Longfellow Garden

By Elizabeth Nash on June 02, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org Join Longfellow Garden Club President Karen Rae for an in-depth discussion about Portland’s beloved hidden gem – the Longfellow Garden. Based on recent research, Karen will share …
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Curator Tour: Down the Allagash

By Elizabeth Nash on June 02, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/events/event/576/signup Join MHS Chief Curator Kate McBrien for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s newest exhibit, Down the Allagash: Celebrating the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. On view …
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Children’s Hour, a Story & Craft Activity for Kids: S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet

By Elizabeth Nash on June 02, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Longfellow Garden At Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_572 Children’s Hour returns to Maine Historical Society this summer! Join us each month for the reading of a favorite story book followed by crafts …
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Boston Bus Trip: Research & Explore the City

By Elizabeth Nash on April 28, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_560 Join Maine Historical Society & Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society on Thursday, May 26 for a bus trip to Boston! Participants can choose to stop …
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Curator Tour: Down the Allagash

By Elizabeth Nash on April 28, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_569 Join MHS Chief Curator Kate McBrien for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s newest exhibit, Down the Allagash: Celebrating the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Opens May …
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Landscape foundation CEO to give lecture at historical society

By Elizabeth Nash on April 21, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_570 PORTLAND — Charles Birnbaum, president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will deliver Maine Historical Society’s annual Olmsted Lecture 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the historical society, …
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Book Talk: ‘The Phantom Punch’

By Elizabeth Nash on April 14, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_565 PORTLAND — Journalist and sports historian Rob Sneddon will discuss his book, “The Phantom Punch,” noon-1 p.m.Wednesday, May 25, at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. Admission …
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Book Talk: ‘Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga’

By Elizabeth Nash on April 14, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Friday, May 6, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_566 PORTLAND — A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her–“a well-polished artifact, an heirloom …
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Book Talk: ‘Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750′

By Elizabeth Nash on April 14, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_564 PORTLAND — Dr. Abigail Chandler will present a talk on her latest book, “Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750″ noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at …
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Community poetry reading for National Poetry Month at Maine Historical Society

By Elizabeth Nash on April 14, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Longfellow House Garden at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822 x212 ; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_563 PORTLAND — Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from some of Portland’s favorite local poets — Linda Aldrich, Jim Donnelly and …
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Curator tour: ‘400 Years of New Mainers’

By Elizabeth Nash on March 31, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; eventbrite.com/e/curator-tour-400-years-of-new-mainers-tickets-23459630386 PORTLAND — Maine Historical Society Outreach Curator Tilly Laskey and Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, will give an isider’s …
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Historical society to host second Magical History Tour

By Elizabeth Nash on March 24, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Brown Library at Maine Historical Society, 485 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/ PORTLAND — The Brown Library at Maine Historical Society, 485 Congress St., will host its second annual exploration of fascinating historic sites in Portland, …
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Making A Home in Maine Panel Discussion with Reza Jalali

By Elizabeth Nash on March 10, 2016, at 10:35 a.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; eventbrite.com/e/making-a-home-in-maine-panel-discussion-tickets-22590144731 Though immigrants are generally invisible to most Mainers, half of their population–the women immigrants–are in most cases unseen and unheard from. Who are the women immigrants calling …
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Curator Tour: 400 Years of New Mainers

By Elizabeth Nash on March 03, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_556 Join MHS Outreach Curator Tilly Laskey for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s newest exhibit, 400 Years of New Mainers. The show highlights personal stories …
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Maine Historical Society to hold opening reception for ‘Pigeon’s Mainer Project’

By Elizabeth Nash on March 03, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
Friday, March 4, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; facebook.com/events/1720783091541617/ PORTLAND — The opening reception of the exhibit, “Pigeon’s Mainer Project: Street Art Meets History,” will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Maine Historical …
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Costume historian to dicuss ‘Downton Abbey’ era fashions

By Elizabeth Nash on Feb. 18, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-downton-abbey-era-fashions-tickets-21562760798 PORTLAND — Costume historian and author Jacqueline Field will give an illustrated talk exploring the fashion trends of the “Downton Abbey” era at a tea 5:30-7 p.m. …
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Love in The Longfellow House

By Elizabeth Nash on Jan. 28, 2016, at 11:01 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; eventbrite.com/e/love-in-the-longfellow-house-tickets-20969278677 Bring your special …