Events downtown

Sep 02

Colonial Live
Location: 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event website

Come celebrate all things COLONIAL at Tate House Museum on Labor Day weekend, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain date Sunday or Monday, Sept 3 or 4). We’ll have lots of fun colonial activities for the whole family. Our special guest is Colonial Reenactor Michael Dekker who will describe Native-Colonist trade in the 17 th and 18 th centuries with his Living History Mobile Museum. Michael is the author of French and Indian Wars in Maine and he will be engaging folks all day with his extensive knowledge of the time period. Colonial games and activities for children will be offered from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM while one-hour docent-led tours of the Tate House will commence at 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 noon. There will be a backyard performance of colonial-dressed characters — Tate Family & Neighbors — from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Other exhibits include Herbs and Plants of the Colonial Garden and Herbal Tea Tasting from 10:00-12 noon. Historic textile aficionado Vivian Cunningham will be demonstrating 18th century clothing throughout the day. Special tours in the afternoon will highlight NEW collections and tour narratives, including Native baskets and the work of a domestic servant who was probably enslaved. These tours will occur every half hour from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. We will also offer an Architectural Tour at 2:30 PM that provides a look at the Tate House attic and cellar not included on a regular tour (a $25 value!)
The cost for the day’s activities is $18 for adults, $7 for children under 12 years and $35 for families with children. Member prices are $15 adults, $5 children, and $30 for families. Tickets available at the door.
Come join in the fun and experience this unique museum with its colonial trappings LIVE!
Tate House Museum is open for regular guided house tours Wednesdays- Saturdays through October 14. Please visit our website for advance tickets and information:
FMI: Holly K Hurd
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland ME 04102