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Item 78859

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

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: 1926

Location: Dixfield

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1432

Title: The Class, Harrison, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1922

Location: Harrison

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 70730

Title: Surry Theatre dance recital ticket, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society

Date: circa 1938

Location: Surry

Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 69047

Address: 915 Ocean Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Danish Park Association

Use: Dance Hall

Item 73128

Address: 48 Riverside Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dennis D. DeCormier

Use: Dance Hall

Item 54647

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

Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als

Use: Dance Hall

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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.

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.