MCMA Events

Upcoming Events at Mechanics’ Hall

  • Wed. 2/21 Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, February 21st Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-2 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. 2/28 Makers at the Hall with Cynthia Thompson

    Wednesday, February 28th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-9 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Meet Cynthia Thompson, founder of Transformit.  She and her talented team design and build “fabric architecture”, either temporary or permanent, that can transform any space.  Wine and conversation follow......

  • 3/6 1st Tues. Book Club: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

    Tuesday, March 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-2 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS For March First Tuesday Book Club, we will be discussing “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. “In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader......

  • Wed. 3/7 Happy Hour and “Piano Warming” with 240 Strings

    Wednesday, March 7th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-7 PM in the Ballroom EVENT DETAILS   240 Strings is hosting a Social Happy Hour and “Piano Warming” at the Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom on March 7 from 5 to 7pm.  A performance by 240 Strings faculty (the......

  • Wed. 3/14 Maine Crafts Association – MBM Workshop

    Wednesday, March 14th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 10 AM-2 PM in the MCMA Classroom EVENT DETAILS The Maine Crafts Association will offer a photography workshop in partnership with MCMA. The workshop will teach artists how to photograph their own work using equipment they have......

Past Events

  • Book Launch Sept 9th

    Book Launch, Friday at Mechanics’ Hall Library We are having another book launch on Sep. 9, 7-8PM in the Library. The book is “Wired Man & Other Freaks of Nature” by Sashi Kaufman...

  • Join us for the MCMA Labor Day Parade

    Update: It was a great success! Learn more about the parade down Congress Street here....

  • Maine Historical Society’s New Exhibit – Creative Maine

    Maine Historical Society’s new exhibit, Creative Maine, explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy.  In 1841, MCMA members marched down Congress St. carrying banners to advertise their skills.  Thanks to the efforts of MHS, the banners have had some conservation work and......

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@mainemehanics.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

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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