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South Portland, ME
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The Portland Players is the oldest community theatre in Maine and the second oldest known in New England. Founded in 1931, as the Portland Dramatic Guild, we have continually produced some of the finest productions in Southern Maine.  (This excerpt taken from the Portland Players website)
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South Portland, ME
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Bug Light Park, the eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway, offers expansive views of Portland Harbor and the skyline of Maine’s largest city. The 8.78 acre park was the site of major shipbuilding activity during WWII. An estimated 30,000 people were employed here from 1941-1945 building liberty ships for the New England Shipbuilding Corp. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp.  (This excerpt taken from the Bug Light Park website)
When visiting the promontory where the lighthouse is located you will notice the waves crashing over an unusual rock formation. They appear to be petrified wood, but is actually quartzite and dark grey phyllite accumulating in alternating layers. As you look out over Portland Harbor and Casco Bay you will have the opportunity to view an additional four lighthouse towers. To your left (North) is Spring Point Ledge Light – built in 1897 – a caisson style light station at the end of a rock breakwater. Directly in front of you is Ram Island Ledge light – constructed in 1905 – the beacon is now solar powered. During storms the waves have been seen to crash over the top of the lantern room. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Head Light website)
We strive to be an indispensable community resource devoted to children’s continued development and learning. We value relationships, and work together with parents, caregivers and diverse partners to build a foundation of educational support for children and families across Maine and beyond.  (This excerpt taken from the Childrens Museum of Maine website)
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Portland, ME
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Our tour offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of Admiral Robert E. Peary, known for his extensive explorations to the North Pole. Our tour begins in the working harbor of South Freeport, Maine. We’ll wind our way through the beautiful islands of Casco Bay, past seals, lobster buoys, and view the lobstermen as they haul traps in Broad Sound. Our destination, Eagle Island is a water access only State Park, and a must see for anyone who enjoys coastal Maine.  (This excerpt taken from the Seacoast Tours website)
The MHS Museum features changing exhibitions and programs spanning more than twelve centuries of life in Maine. Drawing from the extensive collections of the Maine Historical Society, original exhibits feature art, artifacts, documents, stories, and textiles which vividly bring Maine history to life. (This excerpt taken from the Maine Historical Society Museum website)
Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization with a mission to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine's two-foot gauge railways. The museum has become a popular visitor attraction for the greater Portland area surpassing over 55,000 visitors annually, including tourists and area residents, to experience a remarkable piece of history unique to the state of Maine. (This excerpt taken from the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum website)
The Portland Museum of Art is an open, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming museum for all, with exhibitions and programs that reflect our community and create experiences with art that strengthen our bonds and bring us together. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Museum of Art website)
The Portland Observatory is the only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States. As an intact survivor from the Golden Age of Sail, the Observatory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, became a National Historic Landmark in 2006, and named a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2006. It celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2007. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Observatory website)
The Portland Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring audiences since it made its debut almost a century ago. And while there’s little chance that today’s patrons will find a concert canceled because the hall’s custodian went fishing (as was the case in 1924) the PSO still resonates with a refrain that echoes far beyond the borders of our city and stage. That sound is grounded in our commitment to the world-class performance of exceptional musical experiences we invite you to share. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Symphony Orchestra website)
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