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Historical Items

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Item 105477

Lucia Wadsworth's "assembly dress," Portland, ca. 1799

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1799 Location: Portland Media: cotton, linen

Item 26661

Knox Stable, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27168

Old North Church, Thomaston, ca 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

Exhibit

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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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

The town retains a handful of 18th century structures and about 400 original 19th century structures - including Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… transporting of lumber for building ships in the 18th and 19th centuries, as a conduit for national and international commerce, as a watery road to…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

… being constructed in Thomaston until the late 18th century. However, there is a high probability that a few industrious men with ability built…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference