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WIN a special guided tour of Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress and Maine Historical Society

Saturday, July 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street, Portland


With special bonus tour of Wadsworth-Longfellow Family Attire (in the historic childhood home of famous 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.)

Come for the clothes, stay for the history in this unique guided tour!

The Maine Historical Society (MHS) brings historic clothing and fashion to life in a stunning two-part historical exhibit for its 200th anniversary. Sponsored by Down East magazine and with growing acclaim from visitors, sons of the north explores how the clothing worn by people in Maine from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries reveals the social, economic, and environmental history of our state, albeit elements never before exhibited. Assistant Director Jamie Rice, sons of the north Senior Curator, has extensive expertise in the management and development of historical collections, developed during his 20 years tenure at MHS. She’ll take you on a journey through fascinating facts and beautifully dressed models – all with Maine ties – rooted in the past and framing the history of Maine and America. Sons of the North, Part I features clothing from 1780 to 1889, including fashion trends from the 1830s, mourning clothing, Civil War era clothing, repurposed vintage fabrics, the animated silhouette, outerwear from the 19th century and Silhouettes in sequence. You’ll also be treated to an intimate display at the famous Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, featuring clothing worn by members of his family in the early 19th century.

Enter for a chance to win!

This contest ends Thursday, June 23 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be drawn on Friday, June 24.

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