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2020 Maine Bicentennial

  1. Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art Exhibition

    April 12, 2019 - February 1, 2020 @ Maine Historical Society

    Holding up the Sky explores Wabanaki philosophies of leadership and obligation relating to humans and non-humans by highlighting 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in what is now known as Maine. Wabanaki advisors guided the exhibition, interpreting 17th century colonial treaties, photographs, heritage items, and contemporary artworks—everything from ash baskets to haute couture fashion. Wabanaki voices provide context for the present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanaki people and immigrants to their region.

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities

  1. Slow-Ride Bike Through Portland Parks History

    August 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Payson Park

    Slow-Ride Bike Through Portland Parks History, Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 9:00am - 2:00pm Presenters: Jeff Tarling, City Arborist; Ethan Hipple, Deputy Director Parks, Rec and Facilities, Jill Mulkern, Lead Park Ranger, Samara Ray, Naturalist Programmer Location: Start at Payson Park Little League Fields Parking Lot for a 9-mile bike loop through Baxter Boulevard, Eastern Prom, Lincoln Park, Western Prom, Deering Oaks Join Portland Parks Division staff explore the history and political intrigue behind Baxter Boulevard, Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, Western Prom and Deering Oaks parks, all while biking along 9 miles of Portland’s world-class multi-use paths and bike lanes. Bring your own bike. Will include some sections in traffic, must feel comfortable riding a bike in a large group. Bike-confident kids welcome with parental supervision. Bring a lunch for a picnic along the way. Registration limited to 20.

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