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. Talks are FREE for members or $8 general admission. Doors open at 6:45pm. Refreshments are served after the talk at 8pm. Elevator access to second floor library.
Upcoming Speaker: Katie Benedict, Sept. 25th
We welcome back this series from a summer hiatus with Katie Benedict, a Portland graphic designer specializing in creating web pages and printed materials. She not only designs the look of a website, but creates it from concept to completion, saving her clients time and money.
Watch videos of past lectures through our member page on Portland Media Center’s website.
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