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.
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