february, 2022

26feb1:30 pm2:30 pmSpirits Alive Lecture: Paul Stevens (virtual)1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Spirits Alive is offering a Winter Lecture Series, and Mechanics’ Hall’s very own Board President, Paul Stevens, is giving a talk about the history of our organization! Tune in on Saturday, February 26th at 1:30pm to learn more about the folks who built the MCMA!

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The Maine Charitable Mechanics, 1815–1890
In 1815, Portland artisans and tradesmen established the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association (MCMA). The founders were housewrights, painters, tailors, blacksmiths, masons, and other tradesmen. This early association foreshadowed the formation of the labor union movement in Maine. In 1859, the cornerstone for Mechanics Hall was laid by architect Thomas Sparrow, but design and construction was accomplished entirely by MCMA members. Today, Mechanics Hall presents community events that connect to that rich history, promoting ingenuity, creativity, and the diffusion of useful knowledge. Paul Stevens will present the story of MCMA and their Hall.

For more information on Spirits alive, or to check out other lectures in their Winter Series, go to https://www.spiritsalive.org/


(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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