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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  • Wed. 10/31: Makers Mix (Halloween!)

    Wednesday, October 31st Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 6-9pm in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Makers of all kinds are encouraged to attend our October Makers Mix (Halloween Edition).  We are planning something special this time with wine, snacks, conversation, and open-mic opportunities.  Acoustic music......

  • Vendor applications open!

    Mechanics’ Hall Holiday Sale Submission Deadline: Nov. 5th at 11:59pm Sale Dates: Dec. 7th & 8th, Ballroom   SHORT DESCRIPTION This year, a Holiday Sale will be held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Mechanics’ Hall. Application is open to fine art and fine craft......

  • Fri. Nov 2nd: Author Chat w/ Bruce Coffin

    Friday, Nov. 2nd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS We are very excited to have Maine author, Bruce Robert Coffin here to present his newest novel, “Beyond the Truth”. The reader is once again reunited with Det. Byron......

  • Fri. Nov. 2nd: Closing Reception – “Spiritus Ex Machina”

    Friday, Nov. 2nd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Chalkboard Gallery   EVENT DETAILS Closing Reception for Spiritus Ex Machina: New Works by Gregg Harper. This series of artworks focuses on the machinations of popular spiritualism at the site of Portland’s 203......

  • Tue. Nov 6th: First Tuesday Book Club – “City of Thieves” by David Benioff

    Tuesday, November 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for a discussion of David Benioff’s novel “City of Thieves”. During the World War II siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov and Kolya are thrown together for a......

  • Wed. Nov 21st: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, Nov. 21st 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......

  • Wed. Nov 28th: Makers at the Hall w/ David Wallace

    Wednesday, Nov 28th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Mechanics’ Hall welcomes David Wallace who for over 30 years has specialized in construction, relocation, renovation and restoration of mechanical pipe organs. He believes that any historic, rare instrument......

Recent Events

  • Fri. Oct 5th: Reception – “Spiritus Ex Machina”

    Friday, Oct. 5th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Chalkboard Gallery   EVENT DETAILS The exhibition “Spiritus Ex Machina: New Work by Gregg Harper” will be on view in the Chalkboard Gallery October 1 – 31, 2018. This series of artworks focus on......

  • Fri. Oct 5th: Authors’ Chat – “Compassionate Journey”

    Friday, Oct. 5th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Chat with Jane Sloven who wrote the mystery novel Termination of Benefits and her co-authors for Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mothers’ Stories – Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, Martha......

  • Tue. Oct 2nd: First Tuesday Book Club – “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry

    Tuesday, October 2nd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for a discussion of “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. Towner Whitney hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in patterns of......

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 programing@mainemechanics.org to get involved.

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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 hall@mainemechanics.org for more information.

Rental Events

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