Posted Oct. 27, 2013, at 4:54 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland , ME

For more information: Betty Janus; 207-774-6177;

The Tate House Museum invites guests to meet John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, and share stories of his life and times. “My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman” will be presented by re-enactor George Baker. The program will be held On November 16 at 7 PM at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Refreshments of the colonial era will be served. Tickets for this fundraiser are $45.00 and may be purchased by calling the Tate House office at 774-6177 or by email at Tickets are limited.

When John Adams visited Portland (then Falmouth) in July of 1774 he dined at the elegant home of Deacon Richard Codman at the corner of Middle and Temple Streets. To quote Mr. Adams from his letter to his wife, Abigail, “…a very genteel Dinner we had. Salt Fish and all it’s apparatus, roast Chickens, Bacon, Pees, as fine a Salad as ever was made, and a rich meat Pie, Tarts and Custards etc, good Wine and as good a Punch as ever you made.” Join the Tate House Museum in celebrating an amazing statesman and his exceptional wife.

The Tate House Museum, built in 1755, was the home of Captain George Tate who was the senior mast agent to the British Royal Navy. The Tate House stands as a physical reminder of the economic importance of the colonial mast trade and its role in the American Revolution.