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Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

August 17 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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During the lumber boom of the 1800s, Bangor, Maine was known for its wealth, refinement, and industry –and a good deal of vice and violence. Join the city’s notorious Madam Fan Jones, proprietress of the Sky Blue House of Pleasure, on a walking tour of the "lumber capital of the world." This tour shines a light on the darker side of the city’s history by sharing the stories of the infamous “Devil’s Half Acre” and the working-class people who lived…

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 18 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

August 21 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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One event on July 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

During the lumber boom of the 1800s, Bangor, Maine was known for its wealth, refinement, and industry –and a good deal of vice and violence. Join the city’s notorious Madam Fan Jones, proprietress of the Sky Blue House of Pleasure, on a walking tour of the "lumber capital of the world." This tour shines a light on the darker side of the city’s history by sharing the stories of the infamous “Devil’s Half Acre” and the working-class people who lived…

Best of Bangor Walking Tour

August 23 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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One event on July 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets are $12. Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War…

Mount Hope Cemetery Cinema

August 25 at 8:00 pm11:00 pm

The Bangor Historical Society, in partnership with Mt. Hope Cemetery Corporation and Presenting Sponsor Cross Insurance, is excited to announce the first Mt. Hope Cemetery Cinema event scheduled for 8pm on Thursday, August 25th.  The 1995 film “Casper” will be shown on the ground of the historic Mt. Hope Cemetery. Thanks to Cross Insurance admittance is free, however donations to benefit the BHS will be accepted. “In collaboration with the Bangor Historical Society, we at Mt. Hope Cemetery, are pleased to…

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 28 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 1 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

Best of Bangor Walking Tour

September 4 at 10:00 am10:30 am
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One event on July 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets are $12. Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War…

Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

September 7 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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One event on July 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

During the lumber boom of the 1800s, Bangor, Maine was known for its wealth, refinement, and industry –and a good deal of vice and violence. Join the city’s notorious Madam Fan Jones, proprietress of the Sky Blue House of Pleasure, on a walking tour of the "lumber capital of the world." This tour shines a light on the darker side of the city’s history by sharing the stories of the infamous “Devil’s Half Acre” and the working-class people who lived…

Best of Bangor Walking Tour

September 8 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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One event on July 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets are $12. Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War…

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