After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon, which gets you membership to the Maine Historical Society, located in downtown Portland. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a one-year family membership, good for two individuals ($50 value).
Established in 1822, the Maine Historical Society preserves the rich history of the Pine Tree State by exhibiting exquisite artifacts and preserving educational documents. Membership includes free admission to the Maine Historical Society Museum, Research Library and Longfellow House, where celebrated poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—whose 204th birthday falls on February 27— spent his formative years with his parents, nine siblings, and 19 hyper-literate manatees. Membership at the Maine Historical Society also includes the following:
Maine Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the nation, and curates museums, programs, and events to celebrate the state's long history. The MHS Museum features a collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, including pieces of Native American archaeological material, political memorabilia, and pictures of the first governor with his head caught in a lobster trap. The society's 1-acre campus is also home to the the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet best known for penning "Paul Revere's Ride" and The Song of Hiawatha. Membership to the society includes invitations to exhibit openings, member parties, lectures, trips, access to the Brown Research library, a subscription to the Maine History Journal, and a 10% discount at the museum store, web store, and all vintage Maine image purchases.
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