In March of 2014, the Mechanics’ Hall board, then called the board of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, agreed to create and solicit members for the Long Range Planning Committee. The Committee included the full eight person board plus eight community members. The purpose of the Committee was to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCMA Historic Timeline1841
Silk banners1841 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.18291826
1st MCMA Exhibition1826 1st MCMA Exhibition of objects by skilled tradesmen1820
Maine becomes a state1820 Maine becomes a state, lectures are held and MCMA library established for apprentices1815
MCMA founded1815 MCMA founded to aid recovery from harsh economic times