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.


Four a Cause
Dec
2
12:30 pm12:30

Four a Cause

We are excited to be a part of of this Benchmark Real Estate Holiday Soiree.  Hope to see you there! 

The text below is from their facebook event page.  Visit that page by clicking here. 

**This is a FREE event in support of local charity. Our way of giving back this holiday season. Please attend!**

Please join Benchmark for our first annual "FOUR A CAUSE" holiday soiree. No, that's not a typo. We've selected four awesome charities, and everyone who attends will be handed cold, hard cash to donate to the cause of their choice. Plus, we'll be sharing eats from Aurora Provisions and rocking out to Model Airplane.

Benchmark's FOUR A CAUSE Holiday Soiree
Tuesday, December 6th
5 pm - 9 pm
Portland House of Music
FREE and open to the public

Beneficiaries:
EqualityMaine
Locker Project
Portland Buy Local
Greater Portland Landmarks

We look forward to celebrating the season and supporting these great causes with all our clients and friends from over the years. Free and open to the public. Come as you are right after work for nosh and conversation, or come closer to 7 pm for the rockin' tunes.

With generous support from Faces Maine by Maine Magazine and Portland Phoenix.

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.  

Trick-or-Treat at the Portland Observatory
Oct
31
3:00 pm15:00

Trick-or-Treat at the Portland Observatory

Photo by: Jim O'Reilly

The Portland Observatory is excited to welcome trick-or-treaters and their families on October 31 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Emma Crosby Moody (the wife of Lemuel Moody, the founder of the tower) will be on hand to welcome visitors and hand out candy. Be prepared for some spooky surprises at the country’s only Maritime Signal Tower. First floor ONLY of the Observatory will be open and decorated. Take advantage of this off-season opportunity to enjoy the Portland Observatory!

Munjoy Hill is the place to be on Halloween.  The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is making sure lots of house and businesses are ready for any vampires, ghosts, royalty, animals, or werewolves that might be out and about on October 31. 

Here is the info from MHNO: "It's Halloween on Munjoy Hill & We Need YOU! ~ We're getting FRIGHTENINGLY close to All Hollows Eve and wanna give our little boys and ghouls plenty of choices while skipping, spooking and flying around the neighborhood in search of treats. Please sign-up to be a Halloween Hill House! All you'll need to do is turn a light on, pass out a little candy and allow us to add you to our trick-or-treat map. It's a great way to bring trick-or-treat back to the Hill while making things a little safer for our little ninjas, vampires and princesses. Please contact Laura.Greenstein@MunjoyHill.org to put your name on the list; then just grab your candy bowl and celebrate a fun (and SAFE!) Halloween!"

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.

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!