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Keywords: Plays

Historical Items

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Item 12929

Theatrical performance in Clark Hall, Caribou

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 31192

Playbook used by the Thursday Club, Biddeford, 1930

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1930-02-27 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

Item 9477

Summer masquerade, Squirrel Island, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Southport 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


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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.


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.


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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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

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


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


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.