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Historical Items Showing 3 of 308 View All

Item 101436

Invitation to masquerade dance, Bangor, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum

Date: 1870-03-22

Location: Bangor

Media: Ink on paper

Item 101443

John Martin Dancing Fraternity card, Bangor 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum

Date: 1868

Location: Bangor

Media: Lithograph

Item 78859

Tuscan Opera House Dance Program, Dixfield, February 4, 1926

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: 1926

Location: Dixfield

Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 69047

915 Ocean Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Danish Park Association

Use: Dance Hall

Item 73128

48 Riverside Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dennis D. DeCormier

Use: Dance Hall

Item 54647

Assessor's Record, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als

Use: Dance Hall

Exhibits Showing 3 of 24 View All


Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


Mellie Dunham's dance band, Norway, ca. 1925

Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


William Neptune, Portland, 1920

Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 299 View All

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John Martin, Bangor, ca. 1868

John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868

The waltz and polka were more intimate dances – couples dancing as partners, the man's hand on the woman's waist, the two facing one another – and…

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Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865

He wrote under the illustration, "Of all the amusements in the world Dancing properly conducted is the most innocent, civil, cheapest, and…

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Musicians for dances at Mertic Morrison's restaurant, Swan's Island, ca.1968

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Dance Musicians for dances at Mertic Morrison's restaurant, Swan's Island, ca.1968Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Dancing

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque

by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


making light

by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.