History in Your Own Backyard
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

History in Your Own Backyard

  • Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

History in Your Own Backyard:
The cultural landscape seen every day and the evolving changes in garden design


Lucinda Brockway,
Historic Landscape Specialist, Past Designs

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Tuesday, October 25, 2016. 6-7pm
Free and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated.

Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can

  • Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

Why You Can’t Buy
a Forest in a Can:
Managing and Restoring Diversity in our Woodlands and Gardens


William Cullina, Director of Horticulture/Plant Curator, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. A $10 donation at the door is suggested and appreciated.  

Why Your World Looks the Way It Does and Why It Matters
Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

Why Your World Looks the Way It Does and Why It Matters

  • Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

Why Your World Looks the Way It Does and Why It Matters:
Cultural Landscape as Visual Culture


Kent Ryden, Professor Emeritus of American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6-7pm. 
ree and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated.

Urban Cemeteries
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Cemeteries

  • Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

Urban Cemeteries:
Opportunities for Horticulture


Dennis Collins, Horticultural Curator, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6-7pm. 
ree and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated.


Preservation Awards and Annual Meeting
Sep
28
4:00 pm16:00

Preservation Awards and Annual Meeting

  • Maine Irish Heritage Center

Please join us
to celebrate twelve outstanding
historic preservation leaders and projects. 

4:00 PM: Explore two centuries of architecture with 30 minute walking tours of the neighborhood.  Last tour leaves at 4:50.

5:30 PM: Preservation Awards and brief annual meeting.  Annual meeting business will contain member approval of updated by-laws.  To read the updated by-laws click here

6:30 PM: Reception with celebratory refreshments.  Suggested contribution of $20. 

Online Registration is Closed

If you would like to register please call 207-774-5561

Pedaling Towards the Future: Illustrated Lecture and Bike Tour
Jul
30
Jul 31

Pedaling Towards the Future: Illustrated Lecture and Bike Tour

  • Rhines Auditorium, Portland Public Library

Boston University PhD student Sam Shupe will present an illustrated lecture that explores the bicycle's impact on the social, cultural, and physical landscape of Portland and South Portland followed by an optional roughly 10-mile guided bicycle tour of Portland and South Portland to spaces of historical bicycle significance.

The Fire That Shaped Portland – The 1866 Fire Tour with Herb Adams
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

The Fire That Shaped Portland – The 1866 Fire Tour with Herb Adams

  • 170 Commercial Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States

We will board a trolley and proceed to the place where the fire is thought to have started.  The trolley will wind its way up to City Hall where, weather permitting, we will disembark and walk down Exchange Street, through the heart of the fire’s destruction.  We will then re-board the trolley and continue on the tour, viewing buildings that survived the fire and ending at the Portland Observatory where we’ll climb to the top to look at the city as those in1866 did after the fire.

From the first flame to the smoldering embers, follow the path of the Great Fire of 1866 with historian Herb Adams and Greater Portland Landmarks on a unique trolley/walking tour on Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm.Tour attendees will meet at Long Wharf (170 Commercial Street) to begin the tour. Cost is $40 per person. $35 for Greater Portland Landmarks members and includes admission to the Portland Observatory.  Reservations are required and space is limited to 30 people.   Get your tickets.

2016 Historic House Gala: Puttin' on the Ritz!
Jun
10
6:30 pm18:30

2016 Historic House Gala: Puttin' on the Ritz!

  • The West Mansion

SOLD OUT! 
 

The 2016 Historic House Gala was a huge success! We are so grateful to our corporate sponsors, benefactors, hosts, and all of our attendees – thanks to you, we raised over $55,00 to support Landmarks’ education program for children and adults.

Click here for a photo gallery of the evening by Arthur Fink, and stay tuned for details about our 2017 event!