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Historical Items

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Item 14347

George Walter Hinckley, the founder of Good Will Homes

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1920 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 14218

Fresh vegetables, Good Will Homes, ca. 1900

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1900 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 14353

Grange Cottage, Good Will Homes, 1911

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1897 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 87453

House & Home Company property, N. Side Epps Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: House & Home Company Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 87455

Pratt and House & Home Company property, N. Side Epps Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert N. Pratt and House & Home Company Use: Summer Dwelling

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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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin Sr. home, Ellsworth, 1823

John Martin Sr. home, Ellsworth, 1823 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904) of…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Researching Your Home

Researching Your Home Every House has a History Peleg Wadsworth deed of land to Stephen Longfellow, Portland, 1827Item Contributed byMaine…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

… house on Brown Street served as a multi-family home. Some houses were divided into apartments (or tenements), others were boarding houses where…

My Maine Stories

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Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.