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Join Greater Portland Landmarks for a celebration of all things preservation-related at the Riverton Community Center (1600 Forest Ave) on Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 from 10:00-3:00.

Exhibitors include tradespeople focusing on all aspects of old buildings, from restoring windows to undertaking sensitive remodeling jobs in your historic home, vendors selling vintage housewares and décor, interior design experts, energy efficiency, and more! There will be low-cost antiques appraisals on site both days, along with a variety of demonstrations, workshops, and DIY instruction! Whether you own an old home, rent a space in one, or just love old things, there's plenty to appeal to you at the Old House Emporium!

Both Saturday and Sunday from 10-1, antiques appraisers will be on hand offering appraisals by donation ($5 cash, $6 credit) and the pros from the Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation will be offering free visual conservation evaluations for oil paintings on canvas all weekend at their booth, so bring your treasures!

(please bring only items you can carry and no weapons)

Fantastic food options will be provided by The Pink Waffle, Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck, and The Greeks of Peaks, the parking is free and plentiful, and kids under 12 are free with an adult! Tickets are just $10* in advance and $12* at the door. Discounted weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door!

See the full lineup of exhibitors

Workshop Schedule


10:15 - Maine’s painted walls and murals with the Center for Painted Wall Preservation

11:15 - Historic designations and what they mean with the City of Portland Historic Preservation Program

12:15 - Preservation Q&A with Les Fossel of Restoration Resources

1:15 - Efficiency Maine Residential Offerings with Efficiency Maine

2:15 - Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives with Your Historic House


10:15 - Historic real estate 101 with Town & Shore Real Estate

11:15 - When to update lamp wires & what to know about door hardware with Decorum Hardware & Nostalgia Lighting

12:15 - Preservation Q&A with Les Fossel of Restoration Resources

1:15 - Plaster repair with Peter Lord Plaster & Paint

2:15 - The importance of doors and millwork in restoration projects with Portland Door Restoration

Saturday, 10:00-12:00 in the main exhibit hall - Best practices to care for your old books and photos with Abraham Schechter, librarian and archivist at the Portland Room, Portland Public Library. Stop by anytime!

Any questions about the Old House Emporium? Please contact Lucy at [email protected] or 207-774-5561, ext. 108.

The Old House Emporium is made possible by the generous support of:

*service fees are automatically added to all credit/debit card payments.

If you have any technical questions about your ticket order, please email [email protected].

Venue Information

Riverton Community Center
1600 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

Organizer Information

Greater Portland Landmarks

511 Congress Street
suite 502
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-5561

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