Historical Items Showing 3 of 39 View All
Contributed by: Town of Topsham
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1925
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
Site Pages Showing 3 of 7 View All
… Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association From bucket brigades to modern pumpers, the Hallowell Fireman's Association record is a distinguished one.
After the buckets came the invention of the hand pumper. To work the hand pumper, someone would pour in water while a second person would pump a…
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.