Makers at the Hall is a lecture series held at Mechanics’ Hall on the last Wednesday of the month from January to May and September through November. Each talk is presented by a local Maine maker, a master of their craft. In an inviting and relaxed atmosphere, Mechanics’ Hall members and friends learn about a specific discipline and the triumphs and challenges of the speaker’s engagement with their medium. Past speakers have been Nick and David Wallace of Wallace Pipe Organs, Pandora LaCasse, Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Press, and Jonathan Cooper Luthier among many more. This is the program’s third year. It is administered by the Mechanics’ Hall programming committee and funded by membership donations. We are currently looking for sponsors as well as volunteers for the 2019 season. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Speakers: Nick Kaufmann & Mark Wakefield
On Wednesday, March 27th, we are pleased to welcome Nick Kaufmann & Mark Wakefield. Kaufmann is a leader of Open Maine, a civic tech collective in the Code for America network. He has a background in sociology, city design, radio and translation. He will be joined by collaborator Mark Wakefield, a member of Open Maine and public figure in the Congress street area who works as a crossing guard, helps with the annual Greek Festival, and volunteers with Friends of Congress Square Park. They will share their past and current projects with us. This will be a 45 min presentation followed by Q&A and refreshments.
FREE for MCMA members, $5 general admission. 7:00PM. Elevator access to second floor library.
2019 Program Schedule
So Old It’s New Again
Johanna & Steve Corman
Vena’s Fizz House: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade, Add Vodka
Nick Kaufmann & Mark Wakefield
User Experience Design/Civic Technology
John Sundling of Plant Office
the Specifics of Time,
Place & Chance
Making a Photograph
Graphic Design & Marketing
Fine Art Jewelry
Video Below: Makers at the Hall with Pandora LaCasse – September 2018.