MCMA Events

October 10th: Earle Shettleworth Lecture

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June Makers at the Hall Feature Video!

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  • Wed, July 25th: Makers at the Hall w/ EJ Martin

    Wednesday, July 25th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS This month’s guest presenter will be EJ Martin of Lucid Skis located in Gray, Maine.  His handcrafted wooden skis are created from local lumber and have a classic look,......

Recent Events

  • Wed. July 18th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, July 18th 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......

  • Tue. July 10th: Civic Hack Night!

    Tuesday, July 10th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5:30-7:00PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come hack your city (in a good way!) and join others of various backgrounds and skill levels in applying modern open technology to the solution of common civic problems.  Refreshments......

  • Fri. July 6th: Author chat with Michelle Cacho-Negrette – “Stealing: Life in America”

    Friday, July 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS For our July First Friday author chat, Michelle Chacho-Negrete, will be here to answer questions about her book “Stealing: Life in America”, a collection of her own essays.  From......

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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