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
    Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The Women who Saved Portland’s Architectural Heritage: Speaker: Kathleen Sutherland Women such as Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat who founded the Portland Society of Art in 1882; Clara Holmes, who with her brother, saved Victoria Mansion from destruction, and Edith Sills who… Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The City Beautiful” Speaker: Elizabeth Bischof Inspired by the City Beautiful movement, Portland mayor James Phinney Baxter initiated the urban reform and beautification project that gave the city the Back Cove, Deering Oaks, Eastern and Western Promenades, and more. Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The Entrepreneurs” Speaker: Lincoln Paine The architecture of Portland’s nineteenth-century residential, commercial, and political buildings reflects their entrepreneurial builders’ personal aspirations and civic commitment. Free and open to the public. Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “Ship Builders and Merchants” Speaker: Herb Adams For 300 years Portland has been the shipbuilding, sailing and fishing center of Casco Bay. The story of the Port of Portland is one of merchants and mariners, shipbuilders and sailors, visionaries and villains. Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The Birth of the City” Speaker: Jack Bauman Portland traces its origins to the Englishman George Cleeve’s fur-trading settlement planted in 1632. This presentation will focus on the city’s rich history, physical appearance, architecture, and infrastructure. Free and open… Read More
    Saturday, July 18th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Come enjoy the dramatic and inspiring sight of historic tall ships in Portland Harbor. Iberdrola USA Tall Ships Portland will be here this Saturday, July 18th! Take in the views of the harbor from our favorite Portland landmark. Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks is proud to present the 2015 Old House Trade Show! Meet expert professionals in historic properties and older homes. Learn about products and services, and find out how to improve energy efficiency for your older house. Featuring meet the expert sessions, workshops and presentations, plus… Read More
    The Preservation Movement of Portland since 1961: Greater Portland Landmarks will be open to view our new, large-scale educational installation depicting the evolution of Preservation in Portland in images and text in the Gregory W. Boulos Gallery of Architecture and Design at Landmarks’ Safford House headquarters, 93 High… Read More
    November 24, 2014 The History and Significance of the Portland Company Complex 5:30 pm Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square Greater Portland Landmarks in partnership with Portland Public Library, Maine Historical Society, Friends of the Eastern Promenade, and the… Read More
    Greater Portland Landmarks will present 30-minute guided tours of the U.S. Custom House (1868). Located at 312 Fore Street, Portland, this federally-owned building underwent a massive restoration from 2010 to 2013, and has been closed to the public except by special arrangement since 2001. Pre-registrations and ticket sales… Read More