Story of Mechanics’ Hall

Implementation

The strategic plan was extended through a series of meetings undertaken by the enlarged board in early 2016 to determine goals for the organization and assign champions for each one. The strategic plan is currently being implemented with respect to growing our organizational programming under the new organizational name “Mechanics’ Hall” (changed in 2019), continuing restorations on the hall, as well as historical research, archival projects, and updating our library mission and collection. To become involved or offer financial support with any of these efforts, please contact us at info@mainemechanics.org.

MCMA Historic Timeline

MCMA Historic Timeline
1841
July 28

Silk banners

1841 Silk banners are created for a triennial festival, where “literary exercises have been enlived by music, toasts, and the pleasures of the table” and used for numerous July 4th celebrations.
1829
July 28

Temperance policy

Temperance policy
1829 MCMA adopts a temperance policy under influence of member Neal Dow
1826
July 28

1st MCMA Exhibition

1826 1st MCMA Exhibition of objects by skilled tradesmen
1820
July 28

Maine becomes a state

1820 Maine becomes a state, lectures are held and MCMA library established for apprentices
1815
July 28

MCMA founded

1815 MCMA founded to aid recovery from harsh economic times

Want to learn more about the silk banners?  The trades banners are now part of the Maine Historical Society collection. An online exhibit can be viewed on their website.

Online Exhibit
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