Portland Women History Makers

It’s time again for lectures in the backyard of the Tate House Museum! Join us on June 28th at 7:00 PM for “Portland Women History Makers” with Dugan Murphy. Locally-raised historian Dugan Murphy shares unforgettable stories about Portlanders of all backgrounds—told with heart, humor, and humanity—through his company Portland by the Foot, which offers walking tours of Portland’s downtown. He is a graduate of the Portland History Docent Program, former executive director of Maine Archives & Museums, and a curious and enthusiastic tour guide. After several years as the most requested tour guide at another local tour company, Dugan decided to create his own version of walking tours, with even more intimate, surprising, and delightful experiences.

His lecture at Tate House, “Portland Women History Makers,” will focus on women who have contributed to the area’s history. Whether running the factories or running for office, Portland women boldly shaped our city’s culture while continually moving the country toward equal rights. Drawing from over 300 years of history, Dugan will share stories of women who achieved remarkable things, like the Indigenous Penobscot performer who re-framed immigration policy, the Chinese immigrant and laundress who won American Mother of the Year, the white tavern keeper who went up against the British Navy, and the enslaved Black maid who abolished slavery statewide. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation for the charm and depth of a city that was almost lost were it not for the impact of women’s collective energy and passion. Wednesday, June 28, at 7:00 PM in Tate House Museum’s backyard, 1270 Westbrook Street Portland, ME. Join us for this exciting lecture, heard from the comfort of a lawn chair, while enjoying summer in Maine!

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blanket. If it rains, the lecture will be held at the Stroudwater Village Church, 1729 Congress Street, Portland.

Tickets purchased in advance are $12 General Admission and $10 for Tate House Museum members. At the door prices are $15 General Admission and $12 for THM members.



Jun 28 2023


7:00 pm

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