Events downtown

Sep 14

Tate House Museum Presents Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding
Location: 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event website

On Wednesday, September 14 at 7PM the Tate House Museum presents the third in its series of outdoor lectures on the lawn of the museum.
Nathan Lipfert, Curator Emeritus of the Maine Maritime Museum, will offer an illustrated talk about the history of Maine shipyards, and the shipbuilders and vessels they built, concentrating on the 200 years since statehood. During the wooden shipbuilding era, Maine shipyards built more ships than any other state, and every coastal community participated in this industry. Maine continues as an important shipbuilding region into the present, providing well-paid skilled employment to thousands of people who build vessels of wood, metal, and composite materials that have an impact around the world.
Lipfert’s presentation will be based on research from his recently published book, Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding: A Visual History. (book will be available for sale)

For Advance Tickets visit or Tickets are $12 General Admission, $10 Tate House Museum members. Tickets At the Door $15 General Admission, $12 Tate House Museum members.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Note: Rain date will be Thursday Sept 15 (same time).
Please check our website if weather predicts rain. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

FMI: Holly Hurd
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME 04102