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Take to the Streets!

January 20, 2012

Protesters in Portland!

Protesters in Portland!

Portland, ME - Maine Historical Society (MHS) displays new photography show about protesting in Maine, Take to the Streets!

Join us at Maine Historical Society on February 3rd during the First Friday Art Walk for the opening reception of our latest lecture hall gallery show, Take to the Streets! Taking to the streets to protest and make one's point known has a long tradition in Maine, America, and elsewhere. Recent "Occupy" movements are the latest example of people who use a protest rally as a means to let others know about their beliefs and complaints.

Take to the Streets! is a captivating photography show that explores the moments as well as the people in Maine who took to the street to speak out on issues as varied as civil rights and labor disputes, nuclear power and crank telephones.

Take to the Streets! displays photographs from United Press International, an agency that supplied news reports and photographs to newspapers and other media outlets from its founding as United Press in 1907 until about 1982. When UPI ceased operations in Maine, a collection of 3,000 photographs taken from 1966 to 1988 found its way to Maine Historical Society.

Join us on February 3 and March 2 during the First Friday Art Walks to see this new show. Mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments and music, and discover Maine history. Take to the Streets! is on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall.

Take to the Streets! Exhibit Dates: January 3- March 31, 2012. The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.

This show is made possible through the generosity of the Machiah Center, a non-profit seasonal retreat center for activists and scholars located in New Gloucester, Maine.

For more information:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

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