MCMA Events

October 10th, 2018: Earle Shettleworth Lecture

Full video of the lecture produced by our friends at Portland Media Center.

September Makers at the Hall Feature Video!

Pandora LaCasse presentation, video produced by Portland Media Center.

Upcoming MCMA Sponsored Events:

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  • Sat. Dec. 15th Closing Reception – “Three Women Draw”

    Saturday, Dec. 15th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 11AM-1PM in the Chalkboard Gallery   EVENT DETAILS The exhibition “Three Women Draw” featuring: Jill Osgood Amy Ray Liliana Stewart will be on view in the Chalkboard Gallery December 7th through December 15th, 2018. Three women draw,......

  • Sun. Dec. 16th: 240 Strings FREE Community Concert

    Sunday, Dec. 16th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 2-3 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS The Concert will feature works by Clara Shumann, Beethoven, and Bangor Symphony Conductor Lucas Richman.  This is a free concert for everyone. Event continues 240 Strings’ partnership with MCMA,......

  • Wed. Dec. 19th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, Dec. 19th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Fri. Dec. 21st: Portland String Quartet FREE Concert

    Friday, Dec. 21st Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5:30 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS The Portland String Quartet presents: The Art of the Fugue, by J. S. Bach “Giving BACH to Portland” Winter Solstice, December 21st, 2018 5:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress......

Recent Events

  • Sat. Dec. 8th Reading: “A Child’s Christmas in Whales”

    Saturday, Dec. 8th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 1PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS We are pleased to present this wonderful story by Dylan Thomas, and read by Abraham A. Schechter, again this year. Abraham is a librarian and archivist at the Portland Public......

  • Dec. 7th & 8th: Mechanics’ Hall Holiday Sale

    Mechanics’ Hall Holiday Sale 519 Congress St. Portland, Maine Ballroom, 3rd floor Event Dates: Friday, Dec. 7th 4pm-8pm Saturday, Dec. 8th 10am-5pm SHORT DESCRIPTION New this year, a Holiday Sale will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Historic Mechanics’ Hall in Downtown Portland. Over......

  • Fri. Dec. 7th Author Chat w/ Deborah Gould

    Friday, Dec. 7th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Stop in our historic Library to meet and chat with Maine author Deborah Gould. Deborah will be discussing her novel, “The Eastern: The Early Years”, which follows five families......

Types of Events at Mechanics’ Hall

MCMA Events

MCMA is known for our lecture series, maker events, library offerings and gallery shows. Members may attend at discounted rates. Contact to get involved.

> Maker series

> Travel Lectures

> Book Club

> Maine Science …

Co-branded Events

Events sponsored jointly by MCMA and other organizations allow help to support each other with our strengths. Often MCMA donates use of our hall. In return, we discount entrance fees for MCMA members and take a percentage of the proceeds. Contact for more information.

Rental Events

We are proud to work with numerous clients to provide MCMA members and the public with unique programing through rental agreements. Contact us to make a reservation.

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