One of the things Joe loves most about his hometown is its rich history. Portland is filled with landmarks, memorials, and monuments that remind Joe of how far we’ve come as a city and a country. One such landmark is the Tate House Museum, located in Portland’s Stroudwater neighborhood.
Originally built in 1755 for Captain George Tate and his family, who had recently arrived in the Colonies from Britain, this beautiful home was re-opened as an historic house museum in 1935 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Since then, the museum’s primary goals of preservation and education have developed and expanded. Students throughout the state benefit from Tate House’s resources and educational programs as they learn about the mast trade and life in the eighteenth century.
This Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Tate House Museum is hosting a “Colonial Frolic” picnic at Spurwink Farm in Cape Elizabeth. Held from 11:30am to 4pm, this fun event will feature special guests, colonial games, and prizes. Visit the Tate House’s website for more information. Joe hopes it’s an old-fashioned blast!