joe says "tate xmas"

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 weekend, the good folks at the Tate House invite you to join them in celebrating a Colonial Christmas. Join them for house tours on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th begining at noon. The last tour will leave at 3:30PM. Once you've completed your tour, you are invited to take some refreshment in the parlor of the Means House. Joe is sure it will be loads of colonial fun!

Learn more about the Tate House here, and more about the Colonial Christmas event here.

                            Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.