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Bangor Historical Society

July 2019

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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Bangor Historical Society July Member/Wine Reception

Join us  as we toast Bangor's history at our monthly membership reception. This month we will announce this year's "Holiday's at the Hill House" theme during the event. It's not quite Christmas in July, but it's the next best thing! Join/renew your membership at bangorhistoricalsociety.org/individual-membership/ While you’re there, you can check out all the other exciting events we have going on this month. You can also follow us on social media: @bangorhistoricalsociety We hope to see you at one of…

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Great Fire of 1911 Tour

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor.

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August 2019

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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Devil’s Half Acre Tour

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madam, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. This tour meets at…

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Best of Bangor Tour

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the…

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Great Fire of 1911 Tour

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor.

Find out more »

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Find out more »

September 2019

Great Fire of 1911 Tour

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor.

Find out more »

Devil’s Half Acre Tour

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madam, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. This tour meets at…

Find out more »

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Find out more »

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Find out more »

Best of Bangor Tour

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the…

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