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Keywords: Historic Homes

Historical Items

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Item 98592

Dixfield Historical Society sketch, Dixfield, ca. 2003

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1993 Location: Dixfield Media: ink on paper

Item 36140

Maine Historical Society Research Library, Portland, ca. 1995

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1995 Location: Portland Media: Postcard

Item 31422

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum Building, ca. 1964

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1964 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 53396

159-161 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dwelling - Historic and International Longfellow Society

Item 38579

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 38578

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Office

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Site Pages

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Island Falls Historical Society

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Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society

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Androscoggin Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement