Our friends at the Portland Museum of Art have kindly offered free admission to the museum for NAHSL members on Sunday, November 6th from 10AM-6PM. If you find some down time, please visit the museum located just a block away from the conference hotel at 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. Let the admission folks know you are a NAHSL member and you will be able to enter for free.
Maine Historical SocietyGroup Tour Morning tour: 10 - 11 am Afternoon tour: 1 - 2 pm
Lucretia McClure New Member Reception 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Top of the East
Conferences are great, but meeting people is better! Come socialize with other new members, meet the executive board, and to make new friends. The reception is named for Lucretia McClure, an honored former NAHSL member, who thought friendship among librarian colleagues to be one of the greatest benefits of our profession. Tovah Reis will say a few words about Lucretia.
Welcome Reception 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Top of the East
There is no better way to start “Turning the Tide” than going to the Welcome Reception! Join the NAHSL colleagues you have missed so much since 2019 at Top of the East, the Westin Harborview’s newly renovated rooftop lounge. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and lovely panoramic water views, as well as lively conversation while you catch up in person with NAHSL friends.
Evening Dine-Arounds 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
The Hospitality Committee will be coordinating a list of Portland restaurants for those interested in dinner with colleagues and an opportunity to experience Portland's popular foodie scene, following the Sunday Welcome Reception.
You’ll be able to sign up for one of several dining options during registration or during the Welcome Reception.
In the meantime, if you want to start exploring the food scene, check out thePortland Food Map!
Monday November 7th
Cocktail Hour + Poster Session 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Ballroom
Who doesn’t love a great poster session? Come and see the interesting and informative work your NAHSL colleagues have been doing this past year. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you browse the posters and chat with presenters. Catch up with friends, and don’t forget to buy tickets to the Scholarship Raffle!
Conference Banquet 7:30pm - 9:30 pm in the Ballroom We are thrilled to announce our Monday night banquet entertainment, the Curbside Queens, a local, traveling drag show! Join us after dinner for dessert and an exhilarating performance by three of the Curbside Queens, followed by a meet and greet with the performers. Learn more about the Curbside Queens by checking out their website, Instagram, and Facebook.