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. Feb. 20th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, Feb. 20th 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......

  • Sat. Feb. 23rd: Open House, Building Anniversary!

    Saturday, Feb. 23rd Mechanics’ Hall 10-3 PM, 519 Congress St.   EVENT DETAILS Come celebrate Mechanics’ Hall’s 160th Anniversary! Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 marks the 160th anniversary of the completion and dedication of Mechanics’ Hall in 1859!  Join us for decorations, re-dedication, and special events! As usual,......

  • Wed. Feb 27th: Makers at the Hall w/ Johanna & Steve Corman

    Wednesday, Feb. 27th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and add vodka!” Mechanics’ Hall is excited to welcome Johanna & Steve Corman of Vena’s Fizz House. Opened  in 2013 in the......

  • Fri. Mar. 1st: 240 Strings FREE Community Concert

    Friday, March 1st Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:30 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Resident musicians from Portland’s 240 Strings are joined by resident musicians from New Haven’s Music Haven and acclaimed flutist Nicole Rabata for an intimate evening of chamber music. From......

Recent Events

  • Tue. Feb. 5th First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, February 5th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS The Book Club tackles a very different novel, “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers. Right from the first line, “The war tried to kill us in the spring” you......

  • Fri. Feb. 1st Author Chat w/ Anne Weber

    Friday, Feb. 1st Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Stop by our historic library to meet and chat with Maine author Anne Weber who will be presenting her first novel, Constabulary Tales. On a small island off the......

  • Wed. Jan 30th: Makers at the Hall w/ David Wolfe

    Wednesday, Jan. 30th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS We are pleased to welcome David Wolfe, founder of Wolfe Editions, right here in Portland. Wolfe Editions is a letterpress and fine art printing studio with educational programming. His......

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

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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 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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