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Sep 15

Tate House Summer Lecture 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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– Tate House Museum is pleased to announce our third illustrated Outdoor Summer Lecture to be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 pm on the beautiful lawn behind the Tate House. Rain date is Thursday, September 16.
Andrew Vietze is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books. He splits his time between the coast of Maine and the deep North Woods serving as a ranger for half the year at Baxter State Park. His books include bestseller “Boon Island” and “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” which won a silver Independent Publishers Book Award, was a finalist for the Book of the Year Award, and was honored by the Maine State Legislature. As a freelance journalist, Vietze has published in a number of online and print magazines and other publications. His talk will focus on his book “White Pine: American History and the Tree that Made a Nation” with a special focus on the mast trade in the Portland area that was central to the lives of the Tate family.
Tickets are $15 per person for the general public and $12 for Tate House Museum members. New member sign-ups will receive a free “Tate Tote” bag as part of our promotional Summer Membership Drive. Tickets are available in advance at the Tate House Gift Shop during open hours (Thurs-Sat 10-4) or
starting at 7:00 PM on the day of the lecture.
This is an outdoor lecture so please bring a lawn chair or blanket for open seating. The backyard can be cooler or breezy in the evenings so please plan accordingly.
Located at 1270 Westbrook Street in the historic Stroudwater Neighborhood, the 1755 Tate House was constructed for Captain George Tate, Senior Mast Agent for the British Royal Navy. The Tate House Museum is the only Pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public and offers an
insightful glimpse at the 18th century and life in Colonial Maine through impressive period furnishings,
beautiful grounds, herb gardens, and unique architecture.
{Image is the cover of Andrew Vietze’s book “White Pine: American History and the Tree That Made a
For more information contact Director Holly K. Hurd, or 207-774-6177