Colonial Live at Tate House Museum

20 Aug 2023 12:34 PM | Anonymous member

Come celebrate all things COLONIAL at Tate House Museum on Labor Day

weekend, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain date Sunday or Monday, Sept 3 or 4). We’ll have lots of fun colonial activities for the whole family. Our special guest is Colonial Reenactor Michael Dekker who will describe Native-Colonist trade in the 17th and 18th 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 18th century clothing throughout the day. Special tours in the afternoon 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. We will also offer an Architectural Tour at 2:30 PM that provides a look at the Tate House attic and cellar not included on a regular tour (a $25 value!)

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. Tickets available at the door.

Come join in the fun and experience this unique museum with its colonial trappings LIVE! Tate House Museum is open for regular guided house tours Wednesdays- Saturdays through Oct 14. Please visit our website for advance tickets and information:

FMI: Holly K Hurd


Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook Street

Portland ME 04102

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