Learn to speak Guitar with Nathan Richardson!

On Wednesday, January 29th, we are pleased to welcome Nathan Richardson as our first Makers at the Hall speaker of 2020. Learn more

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Welcome to Mechanics’ Hall

In 1815, the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association was the fellowship for Portland’s creative community: the blacksmiths, coopers, carpenters, and more.  In 1857-59, they built Mechanics’ Hall to house their library and as a communal gathering space. Today, Mechanics’ Hall is working to connect that rich history to the modern makers movement with our mission to inspire and enrich the community by promoting ingenuity, creativity, innovation and the diffusion of useful knowledge.

We are the modern mechanics. Join us. 

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