PORTLAND — The Portland Observatory is excited to invite trick-or-treaters and their families from 5-8 p.m. Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 138 Congress Street. Some ghosts of the Tower’s past will be on hand to welcome visitors and hand out candy. Come for some spooky fun at the country’s… Read More
    PORTLAND — Join Julie Larry at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford Street, to learn more about the transformation of the Nason’s Corner neighborhood and the history of some of its residents. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    PORTLAND — Greater Portland Landmarks is holding a workshop,”What Does It Mean to Own Property in a Local Historic District?” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Presented by Hilary Bassett, Executive Director and Alessa Wylie, manager of Education Programs, Greater Portland Landmarks. This… Read More
    PORTLAND — Join Julie Larry at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave, to learn more about the transformation of the East Deering neighborhood and the history of some of its residents at the turn of the 20th century. East… Read More
    PEAKS ISLAND — Julie Larry will give a free talk from 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5th Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave, on the history of late 19th century Peaks Island. Peaks Island was famous for its summer entertainment and earned the nickname “Coney Island of… Read More
    PEAKS ISLAND — Landmarks Historic Gala, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, June 22, Peaks Island Lions Club, 2 Garden Place. Chartered boat leaves 5:15 p.m. from Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, open cocktail and oyster bar, lobster dinner, live music.  Casual, rusticator garb encouraged. Live auction items include historic… Read More
    This presentation and meet-up is focused on the history of Nason’s Corner, from Capisic Brook to Brighton Avenue. Landmarks is bringing in four summer interns to conduct historic building surveys in Deering neighborhoods that are targeted by the City for intensive planning efforts in the new comprehensive plan. We… Read More
    Author Max Page, professor of Architecture and director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will offer a keynote lecture “Why Preservation Matters: Shaping a Sustainable and Equitable Future” on Wednesday, May 9 at First Parish Church in Portland. Page’s lecture will… Read More
    PORTLAND — For the first time ever we are offering a special December Lantern Light Tour of the Portland Observatory.  Take a lantern light guided tour to the top of the tower while enjoying stories of winter weather, holidays, Capt. Moody and more. Each tour is approximately 25… Read More
    This summer Greater Portland Landmarks will be offering the following exclusive tours: Weekly guided tours of the U.S. Custom House in Portland will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am and 11:30 am through October 25th. Built in 1872 in the Second Empire and Renaissance Revival styles, the… Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks’ presents Urban Cemeteries: Opportunities for Horticulture by guest lecturer Dennis Collins, Horticultural Curator at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA on Tuesday, April 18 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery is noted as America’s first… Read More
    At the Maine Charitable Mechanics Hall in Portland, Greater Portland Landmarks will present a morning of workshop choices designed for owners of older and historic properties, led by local experts in the fields of real estate, repair and renovation, and construction. This event will be perfect for those… Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks’ continues its 2016-17 lecture series, The Evolving Landscape: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, with the talk Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can by William Cullina on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Cullina, Director of… Read More
    Presenting Greater Portland Landmarks’ 2016 Historic House Gala! The West Mansion, 181 Western Promenade, Portland Friday, June 10th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM This year’s Historic House Gala, titled Puttin’ on the Ritz, celebrates the 1920’s with the music of Cole Porter, dancing (and… Read More