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Timeline of Selected Events in Maine History added to Maine Historical Society Website

September 27, 2006

A timeline of selected events in Maine History is now available on Maine Memory Network, the virtual history museum and archive developed by Maine Historical Society.

Maine Historical Society developed its timeline in response to users of Maine Memory Network ( and visitors to the Maine Historical Society ( websites who wanted quick answers to questions such as "When did Maine become a state?" or "What happened in Maine during the Revolution?". The timeline can also help visitors put the items and exhibits from Maine Memory Network into a broader context.

"The timeline is intended to cover selected events in a variety of areas: settlement, politics and government, religion, education, labor and industry, and the arts and culture," notes Candace Kanes, Maine Memory Network Project Historian. "Although it does not cover all events or people, it should be useful to students of all ages and the general public in understanding the chronology and breadth of the state's history."

View the timeline.

For more information:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Maine Historical Society preserves and shares Maine's story to enrich life in contemporary Maine.