This summer, we invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series…

Seth Goldstein grew up on Cape Cod, where he developed his passion for maritime history. His research interests include the historic North Atlantic fishery, global piracy, New England shipwrecks and lighthouses, and the transatlantic slave trade. He currently teaches at The Maine College of Art.


These tours are considered a low-exertion-level activity, with moderately paced walking throughout downtown Portland. We suggest wearing breathable clothing and comfortable shoes; don’t forget a water bottle to stay hydrated. Ages 6+. Please call 508-364-2139 for any questions or concerns. 

Tuesday, July 20 | 3:30 am – 6:15 pm
Portland’s African Heritage Tour with Art Workshop

Participants will be guided on a 90-minute walk through the city’s Old Port neighborhood, led by ABB Education Coordinator Seth Goldstein. The tour, which highlights Portland’s rich African heritage, will conclude at Indigo Arts Alliance’s Black Seed Studio. Here, participants will have the chance to create their own woodblock prints from the Portland Freedom Trail Markers designed by artist Daniel Minter. 

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Saturday, July 31 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A People’s History of Portland

Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this tour through Portland’s Old Port highlights the stories of the city’s historically marginalized communities. From the colonial assault on Indigenous peoples to the enslavement of Africans, ABB Education Coordinator Seth Goldstein will help to reveal the brutal realities hidden behind many of our finest facades while projecting onto the built environment the many contributions of the resilient and extraordinary individuals who lived and labored here.

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, August 10 | 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Portland’s African Heritage Tour with Art Workshop

Participants will be guided on a 90-minute walk through the city’s Old Port neighborhood, led by ABB Education Coordinator Seth Goldstein. The tour, which highlights Portland’s rich African heritage, will conclude at Indigo Arts Alliance. Here, participants will have the chance to create their own woodblock prints from the Portland Freedom Trail Markers designed by artist Daniel Minter. 

REGISTER HERE


And coming soon…


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