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Greater Portland Landmarks: Staying Above Water: the Past, Present, and Future of Greater Portland’s Historic Coastal Communities

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Image Credit: Anna M. Bucknam painted this watercolor of the Maine State House, seen to the right, as it looked in 1820. She made the painting in about 1832,

Greater Portland Landmarks

93 High Street

Portland, Maine 04101

Staying Above Water: the Past, Present, and Future of Greater Portland’s Historic Coastal Communities

Staying Above Water is a virtual symposium hosted by Landmarks this October about the unprecedented challenges to Maine’s cultural and natural heritage due to our changing climate. Three free panel discussions will be followed by a keynote lecture by noted journalist Jeff Goodell.

For the symposium, Landmarks publish a property owner’s guide that explore the impacts of a changing climate on a variety of local building types and suggest mitigation strategies for property owners.

October 1, 2020, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Panel Discussion: How has the past shaped our present and impacted our vulnerability to rising sea levels?
Cost: FREE (register)

Thursday, October 8, 8:30-9:30 AM
Panel Discussion: How can we work together now to build awareness of the current and future risk to our coastal communities?
Cost: FREE (register)

Thursday, October 15, 8:30-9:30 AM
Panel Discussion: How can communities adapt to ensure our communities have met the challenge of sea level rise in 2120?
Cost: FREE (register)

Thursday, October 22, 4:30-5:30 PM
Keynote Lecture and Q&A: Jeff Goodell
Cost: $10 (buy tickets)

Website link to Staying Above Water:

Self-Guided Walking Tours

To further enrich your experience, review common architectural styles to prepare for your tour.

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Learn about the proposed Historic District: Munjoy Hill

On 8/11 the Planning Board voted 4-3 in favor of recommending the Munjoy Hill Local Historic District to the Portland City Council. Thank you to the many people who wrote in favor of the district!

The city received comments from nearly 325 people since the district was nominated in July 2019. Over 80% of the comments have been in support of the district. The City Council will likely take up the issue at a meeting in late September or early October. Stay tuned! Read our latest public comments here.

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Greater Portland Landmarks is a non-profit working to preserve and revitalize greater Portland’s remarkable legacy of historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and parks.

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