Join us for Cabinet of Wonder – a Benefit to support the Hall.  General Admission tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb 2nd. Want to secure your spot today while also providing free tickets to members of our community? Click HERE to join the host committee!

Welcome to Mechanics’ Hall

In 1815, the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association formed to support Maine’s creative community: they were blacksmiths, coopers, artists, innovators and creators. Between 1857 and 1859, they built Mechanics’ Hall in Portland – a communal gathering space with a lending library at its center.

Today, Mechanics’ Hall celebrates that rich history through literary arts programs, music, performance and more while working to restore our landmark building as a vibrant cultural resource. 

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