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Longfellow 200: Past Events

In 2007, the Maine Historical Society and organizations around Maine hosted exhibits, lectures, trips, programs, and other events that explored Longfellow's poetry and legacy. See below for a detailed listing of events.

To view past events, go to All Events.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 7:00 pm
2007 Little Festival of the Unexpected Plays

Longfellow: A Life In Words by Daniel Noel. If you met Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the street today, what would that encounter be like? By interweaving fragments of Longfellow's memoirs, correspondence, plays, poems and prose with the words of his family, friends, and contemporaries, Longfellow: A Life In Words paints a vibrant portrait of the fun-loving, witty and inquisitive soul who became a beloved American literary giant.

Event Location: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
Fee: Contact Box Office
Contact: Portland Stage Company, 207-774-0465, Find out more.

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 12:00 pm
2007 Little Festival of the Unexpected Plays

Longfellow: A Life In Words by Daniel Noel. If you met Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the street today, what would that encounter be like? By interweaving fragments of Longfellow's memoirs, correspondence, plays, poems and prose with the words of his family, friends, and contemporaries, Longfellow: A Life In Words paints a vibrant portrait of the fun-loving, witty and inquisitive soul who became a beloved American literary giant.

Event Location: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
Fee: Contact Box Office
Contact: Portland Stage Company, 207-774-0465, Find out more.

Saturday, August 4, 2007, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
An Excursion to Wadsworth Hall

Join us for an excursion to Wadsworth Hall in Hiram, the country estate of General Peleg Wadsworth and a favorite boyhood haunt of his grandson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. At the close of the American Revolution, General Wadsworth purchased 7800 acres in Western Maine where he built Wadsworth Hall and helped establish the town of Hiram. In 1807, he and his wife Elizabeth retired there from Portland, though they maintained extensive connections to family, friends, and business contacts in the city.

Wadsworth Hall remains privately owned by the family; this tour is made possible by special arrangement. We will meet in Hiram and, after a guided tour of the house and grounds, visit the Great Ossippee Museum. A detailed itinerary and directions will be sent to participants. Registration required. Fee: $12, Members $10

Event Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, ME
Fee:
Contact: Jane Foden, MHS, jfoden@mainehistory.org, 207-774-1822

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