Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
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Facility Rentals

In accordance with state issued social distancing recommendations, MHS is temporarily suspending all facility rentals until further notice. MHS will reevaluate this policy as more information becomes available.

Conveniently located in the center of Portland's cultural district, the Maine Historical Society is pleased to offer several unique venues, adding enjoyment to your meeting, wedding, party, corporate retreat, reception or other event.

Facilities Rental Policies and Guidelines

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Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall

A multi-use facility comfortably set up and decorated with changing exhibits. This room has a podium, ceiling projector and screen, sound system, and internet connections.

Perfect for: meetings, lectures, programs, receptions

Seating Capacity: 85 guests seated; 55 guests, table seating

Handicapped accessible: yes

Brown Research Library Conference Room

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Overlooking the Longfellow Garden, this room has phone and internet connections, as well as state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Perfect for: meetings, small corporate retreats

Seating Capacity: 12 guests

Handicapped accessible: yes

Brown Research Library Second Floor Reading Room

Brown Research Library 2nd Floor Reading Room

A large, historic, well-lit open space loaded with charm.

Perfect for: intimate weddings, meetings, receptions, lectures, small corporate retreats, photo shoots

Seating Capacity: 80 guests, standing; 65 guests, seated

Handicapped accessible: yes

Longfellow Garden

Longfellow Garden

This secluded Colonial Revival Garden is an urban oasis in the heart of downtown Portland. This lovely space features a small entertainment area and meandering pathways.

Perfect for: intimate weddings, receptions, photo shoots

Seating Capacity: 80 guests, standing; 25 guests, seated

Handicapped accessible: yes

The Longfellow Garden is available as the background for your wedding photos or senior class pictures. Give us a call!

More Information

Facilities Rental Policies and Guidelines

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For more rental information and date availability contact Cindy Murphy, Office Manager, at
(207) 774–1822 x 201 or email cmurphy@mainehistory.org.

Maine Historical Society's mission is to preserve the history of Maine and its people. Your business helps to support our endeavors! Thank you!