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Historical Items

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Item 184

Portland Observatory, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: color transparency

Item 166

Portland Observatory, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: art on paper

Item 168

Portland Observatory, Munjoy Hill, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: color transparency

Tax Records

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Item 37774

138-142 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ellen York Use: Observatory

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Greater Portland Landmarks

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

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

… Floods Citations WEBSITES: Dartmouth Flood Observatory, published July 2003, 1987 Global Register of Extreme Flood Events…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

… the Kennebec Citations WEBSITES: Dartmouth Flood Observatory, published July 2003, 1987 Global Register of Extreme Flood Events…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII