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August 2019

Soldiers at Rest Walking Tour

August 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Hope Cemetary, 1048 State Street
Bangor, ME
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Soldiers at Rest walks the grounds of Bangor’s Mount Hope Cemetery is focused on the stories of some of the hundreds of Maine men, many from the Bangor Region, who fought in America’s Civil War. Thousands of Maine men left the Pine Tree State between 1861-1865 when they enlisted in the Civil War. This tour tells their stories and includes the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery that mustered in Bangor in 1862 as the 18th Maine Volunteers and was renamed in…

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Devils Half Acre Walking Tour

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madame, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. This tour meets at…

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Best of Bangor Walking Tour

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the…

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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor's downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames' path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information please call 207-942-1900.

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Mount Hope Walking Tour

August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mount Hope Cemetary, 1048 State Street
Bangor, ME
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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September 2019

Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

September 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor's downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames' path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information please call 207-942-1900.

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Devils Half Acre Walking Tour

September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madame, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. This tour meets at…

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Best of Bangor Walking Tour

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Thomas Hill House, 159 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the…

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January 2020

Women of the World Luncheon

January 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St.
Orono, ME United States
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(Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono) This group of international women gathers once a month in Orono around an ethnic lunch and to share their cultural heritage. January’s theme is “Soups, Stews, and Bread…oh my!” For more info, call 581-3423

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March 2020

Book Bit with Author Diane Smith

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Book Bit with Author Diane Smith (Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor) “Join Diane as she talks about and presents information regarding her latest book: Washington Roebling's Civil War: From the Bloody Battlefield at Gettysburg to the Brooklyn Bridge. Washington Roebling is well known as the man who supervised construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. His path to overseeing that monumental task began during the Civil War.” Books will be available for purchase. More info: 947-8336

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