Annual Member Holiday Reception
December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U.S. Custom House, 312 Fore Street, Portland, ME
Celebrate the season…
Maine International Trade Center staff and Board of Directors invite you to attend our Annual Member Holiday Reception.
MITC Members, please join us for an evening of holiday cheer and networking with other internationally-active Maine businesses.
Hors d’Oeuvres – Cash Bar – Photo Booth
Parking: The Fore Street Parking Garage is directly across the street.
Fore Street Entrance: The U.S. Custom House building is a secure, locked facility. We will be staffing the doors on the Fore Street side of the building to let you in when you arrive.
Cash Bar: Please note there will be a cash bar for beer and wine. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Building Tour: A special private tour of this historic landmark will begin at 4:30 PM. Those interested in taking the tour should gather in the lobby inside the Fore Street entrance.
Custom House Tour
Come early for a special private tour of this historic landmark from 4:30 – 5:00 PM.
Located near Portland’s waterfront, the U.S. Custom House is a testament to the city’s maritime history. It was built to accommodate the city’s growing customs business, which, by 1866, was collecting $900,000 annually in customs duties – making Portland one of the most significant seaports in the country. The building is typical of the notable designs completed under the direction of Alfred B. Mullett, Supervising Architect of the Treasury from 1865 to 1874. Constructed between 1867 and 1872, the U.S. Custom House combines elements of the Second Empire and Renaissance Revival styles.