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August 2019

Devils Half Acre Walking Tour

August 15, 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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Pickering Square Sounds of Summer Concert

August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 16, 2019

Pickering Square, 100 Broad Street
Bangor, ME 04401 United States

Weekly free concerts, presented by The Friends of Pickering Square. This is an outdoors event, so don't forget your lawn chairs. Performers change weekly: July 11 - Flash in the Pans July 18 - 161 Band July 25 - Retrorockers August 1 - Orono Contra Band August 8 - Twisted String Band August 15 - Musical Merriment

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Street Dance

August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted bt Flash! In The Pan Steel Drum Band to benefit the Old Town Library. This is an outdoor event, so don't forget those lawn chairs.

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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 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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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

August 20, 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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National Geographic: Masters of the Artic Ice (2007)

August 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Drive
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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(Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono). The most noticeable impact of climate change occurs in the Arctic. The film shows animals such as seals and polar bears trying to adjust to a changing environment. Uses “crittercam” technology to capture how these critters navigate harsh seas and melting ice. (52 minutes)

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Mount Hope Walking Tour

August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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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