Category: Education, Historical societies & archives
Contributed by: National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.