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Events at Member Institutions

Umbrella Cover Museum, Peaks Island Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Hamilton House, South Berwick Union Historical Society 

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  • 12 Jun 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member

     On Sunday, June 12 from 1 to 4 PM the Tate House Museum will be hosting a tea and exhibition of colonial fashion in the gardens of the museum. This is the third year of this elegant event and the museum has once again asked Nellie’s Tea of South Portland to pour hot and cold tea to guests seated on the lawn overlooking the Stroudwater River. Along with tea guests will be treated to sweet and savory accompaniments prepared by the Tate House Tea Committee.

    Guests will then be escorted into the house to view and interact with members of the Tate House Sew Historical Society dressed in colonial clothing appropriate to the rooms of the house. The docents will talk about the clothing they are wearing and how it relates to the wearer’s role in a mid 18th century household.


    This is an event which is suitable for adults and children of all ages. Admission for the event is $16 ($12 for members) Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 774-6177 or emailing the office at info@tatehouse.org


    Contact: Betty Janus

    Tate House Museum

    1267 Westbrook Street

    Portland ME 04102

    207-774-6177

  • 05 Jun 2016 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Tate House Museum, Greater Portland’s only pre-Revolutionary home open to the public, opens its 2016 season with a musket firing ceremony on Sunday, June 5. At 10:00 and noon, join the museum’s own Fred Maitland on the lawn of the Tate House as he leads a militia drill, complete with musket. Fred has been a re-nactor for more than 40 years, performing throughout the US, Canada, and England. He will show how to load a musket, demonstrate how it works and will recruit members of the audience into the Tate militia.


    At 11:00AM, 1:00, and 3:00 PM, docents will be leading architectural tours of the Tate House, taking visitors from the cellar to the attic. This is a chance for visitors to see the base of that huge chimney and the “marriage marks” on the rafters in the attic. Regular tours of the home will be given at the top of the other hours.

    At 2:00PM, join Pamela Crane of Crane & Morrison Archeology as she discusses the findings from a recent digs performed on the grounds of the museum in 2015. What bits of history and mystery did the soil reveal?

    For the special price of $5 per person, or a maximum of $20 per family, you will receive a special Tate House Fan which is your ticket for the day and will allow access to all of the exciting Opening Day events. Events start with the firing of a musket and the raising of the flags at 10:00 AM and end with the lowering of the flags at 4:00 PM. Special refreshments will also be served to guests all day.

    FMI 774-6177 or info@tatehouse.org





  • 16 May 2016 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This June, the New England Museum Association will be presenting a leadership workshop exclusively for directors and trustees called High Impact, Low Drama: Optimizing Your Board/CEO Team. They will be having a workshop on June 23 at Bowdoin College. Members of Maine Archives and Museums are invited to attend this workshop at the NEMA member rate of $65. They are encouraging the executive director and at least one board member to attend the workshop together. The $65 fee includes up to 6 people.

    You can find complete details about the workshop here - http://nemanet.org/conference-events/museum-leadership-workshops/.

    Also see this PDF: NEMA Leadership Event Invitation 2016_form.pdf

  • 12 May 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, May 12, 6:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 06 May 2016 11:59 AM | Anonymous member

    Explore the beauty of Maine through the juxtaposition of art and natural history. This exhibition will join the flora and fauna of the surrounding area with an artistic definition of a field as an expansive space. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists depicting fields of land and color will be featured. 

    The L.C. Bates Museum is proud to announce its new exhibition Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, opening on May 6th 2016. The show, the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Francesca Soriano and Nora Hill, under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch, aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them. Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to combine scientific and artistic methods of looking at fields. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists will be featured. The exhibition gives visitors a broad perspective of how artists view and portray nature. 

    An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the L.C. Bates Museum on May 6th from 5-7pm. Throughout the summer there will be various workshops with featured artists and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. The L.C. Bates Museum is located in Hinckley, Maine and welcomes visitors to explore Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine as well as any objects on display from the Museum’s rich permanent collection.


  • 14 Apr 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, April 14, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 27 Mar 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member

    March 27, 2016


    9:30am to 2pm


    $5-$7 for breakfast; otherwise free

     

    Celebrate Maine Maple Sunday at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the historic farmer’s cottage with fresh hot pancakes and sausage drizzled in Norlands’ own maple syrup. Visit the Sap House to see boiling demonstrations and meet the working team of oxen. Journey back to 1853 in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse. The schoolmarm will be ready to teach you the basics reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic using materials of the time. It’s all in fun! Burn calories from breakfast by walking (or snowshoeing) along the tranquil fields and wooded carriage trails on 445 acres at this National Historic Site. Visit the gift shop for Norlands’ own maple syrup and other treats to take home.

     

    The only charge is $5 - $7 for breakfast; otherwise the event is free.  No reservations are necessary.  The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is located at 290 Norlands Road in Livermore. 

     

    FMI: call 207-897-4366, email norlands@norlands.org, or visit www.norlands.org.

  • 16 Mar 2016 4:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Did you want to participate in the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition's facilitated disaster planning program, but the timing just didn't work out for you? Consider applying for an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions!

    Deadline: May 3, 2016 (for projects starting no sooner than January 2017)

    Amount: Up to $6,000 (no match required!)

    For this round NEH is particularly interested in projects that address disaster planning. If your organization is interested in hiring a consultant to help walk you through CERC's process for writing your own disaster plan, we can help you determine your needs, identify a consultant and develop a budget for a grant application.

    Eligibility: Applicants must 

    • care for and have custody of the humanities collections that are the focus of the application;
    • have at least one staff member or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid; and
    • make their collections open and available for the purpose of education, research, and/or public programming, as evidenced by the number of days on which the institution is open to the public, the capacity to support access and use, and the availability of staff for this purpose.

    For more information, see the program description:

    http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/pres-assist-grants-may-3-2016.pdf



  • 16 Mar 2016 9:17 AM | Anonymous member

    Exhibit Opening: Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art

    Lecture: "Supporting Art Across the Inuit Region: A Look at the Inuit Art Foundation"

    Alysa Procida, Executive Director, Inuit Art Foundation

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College

    Sponsored by The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

    Exhibition funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment

    Free and open to the public

    Call 207-725-3062 or visit bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum for more information



     

  • 10 Mar 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, March 10, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


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