Portland---Come celebrate the opening of the Tate House’s 2023 season on Saturday, June 3 rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain date Sunday June 4). We’ll be doing COLONIAL up big with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Our special guest is Colonial Reenactor Michael Dekker who will describe Native-Colonist trade in the 17 th and 18 th centuries with his Living History Mobile Museum. Michael is the author of French and Indian Wars in Maine and he will be engaging folks all day with his extensive knowledge of the time period.
Colonial games and activities for children will be offered from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM while one-hour docent-led tours of the Tate House will commence at 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 noon. There will be a backyard performance of colonial-dressed characters-- Tate Family & Neighbors--from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Other exhibits include Herbs and Plants of the Colonial Garden and Herbal Tea Tasting from 10:00-12 noon. Historic textile aficionado Vivian Cunningham will be demonstrating 18 th century clothing throughout the day.
Special tours by our consulting curator, Laura Sprague, and executive director, Holly K Hurd,will highlight NEW collections and tour narratives, including Native baskets and the work of a domestic servant who was probably enslaved. These tours will occur every half hour from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Docent Bill Gousse will offer an Architectural Tour at 2:30 PM whichprovides at look at the Tate House attic and cellar, not included on a regular tour.
The cost for the day’s activities is $18 for adults, $7 for children under 12 years and $35 for families with children. Member prices are $15 adults, $5 children, and $30 for families.
Come join in the fun and experience this unique museum with its colonial trappings LIVE!
Tate House Museum will be open for regular house tours on Wednesday June 7. Please visit our website for advance tickets and information: www.tatehouse.org.