Please join us at Mechanics’ Hall on Wed. Oct. 10th at 7pm when Maine Historian Earle Shettleworth will lecture on the untold story of Hall architect Thomas J. Sparrow. The title of Shettleworth’s talk is “Buildings for All Times and Seasons: The Work of Thomas J. Sparrow, Portland’s First Professional Architect”. 

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom at 519 Congress Street (across from MECA and Portland Media Center). Visuals to accompany. Refreshments will be available. Patron tickets will also be available. They will include priority seating and a cocktail hour at 6pm with Shettleworth in the MCMA library – hors d’oeuvres provided by David’s restaurant.

This is a ticketed event to benefit a new era of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, or MCMA, and support the work of its current mission which is to inspire and enrich the community by promoting ingenuity, creativity, innovation, and the diffusion of useful knowledge. Today’s Maine Mechanics are members of the modern makers movement. They are innovators, inventors, and artisans building a community that is creative, ingenious, skilled, and entrepreneurial. Mechanics’ Hall is their gathering space for connecting, learning, and social enjoyment.  Ticketing link and more info to come over the next month.


Hope to see you there!