Thank You to United Way Day of Caring Volunteers!

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Day of Caring is an annual day of service sponsored by the United Way of Greater Portland. The day kicks-off with a short program in the Back Cove. Following the festivities, more than 1,000 volunteers from local businesses and schools will spend the day working at nearly 70 projects including painting, trail clearing, gardening and organizing. Greater Portland literally sparkles at the end of the day!

Today, volunteers from TD Bank and LL Bean are here to lend a hand and help with several projects inside and out at our Museum & Theatre. Thank you to LL Bean, TD Bank, and United Way of Greater Portland for organizing and working toward a beautifully cared-for Portland!

Our Own Model Citizens

Last week, we celebrated some new citizens of the US at a Naturalization service held in our Dress Up Theatre.

This week, we have heard news that one of our own, Board member and former Board president Barbee Gilman was recently featured in Old Port Magazine. This new publication currently has a feature called “Model Citizens,” and we are thrilled to see Barbee among some terrific company.

Congrats, Barbee, and thank you for all of your work here. And, thank you to Old Port Magazine for recognizing “Model Citizens!”

Rhythm Play Rocks Our 2nd Floor

Any of our friends that have visited over the past month have seen that there are many changes afoot on our 2nd floor!

Some of our exhibit spaces have been evolving in to our new attraction, called Rhythm Play. Currently, we have two new areas dedicated.

Please check the photos of our big community-sized drum, large enough for several hands to play at once. Also, we are just launching our new Capoeira exhibit. Never heard of Capoeira? It’s a fascinating combination of dance, music, martial art, and athleticism that has its origins in Brazil. Check out this video of a local capoeira group. So cool!