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Historical Items

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Item 29376

Scene from unknown play performed by Franco amatures, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1925 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 26461

Play, Good Will High School, Fairfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1945 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 55221

High School play, Fairfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1946 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37301

141-145 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Dennis Use: Store

Item 89335

McGregor property, N. E. Side Brooklet Place, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Beatrice B. McGregor Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

Family members would not only learn how to play the piano but many people could also play a guitar, an accordion or a fiddle.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

Playing at the pond Although Baird's Quarry was kept drained during its working seasons, once operations closed down for the winter it was always…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… by each director, having to memorize lines in French from three plays at a time, and sometimes performing fifteen plays in a single season.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

Story

My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports

Story

Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.