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Historical Items

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Item 9810

Ouellette house, Van Buren, 1850s

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1850 Location: Van Buren Media: Hand hewn logs, boarded walls

Item 9813

Roy House (Maison Roi), Van Buren, ca. 1990

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1790 Location: Van Buren; Van Buren Media: Hand hewed logs

Item 19545

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, Stockholm, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage

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

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… byMaine Historical Society The Sokokis/Saco main village is thought to be Sowocatuck, where modern day downtown Biddeford and Saco now stand, in…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… to Biddeford Pool as a " tiny Maine Fishing Village." He recounted that he wrote about local folks for a magazine article, thinking he was…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

"Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"--Selected Lines and Illustrations

Grade Level: 6-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maine's native son, is the epitome of Victorian Romanticism. Aroostook County is well acquainted with Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, because it is the story of the plight of the Acadians, who were deported from Acadie between 1755 and 1760. The descendants of these hard-working people inhabit much of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The students enjoy hearing the story and seeing the ink drawings. The illustrations are my interpretations. The collection took approximately two months to complete. The illustrations are presented in a Victorian-style folio, reminiscent of the family gathered in the parlor for a Sunday afternoon reading of Evangeline, which was published in 1847. Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Have students read "Evangeline A Tale of Acadie". Give a background of the Acadia Diaspora. Suggested Follow-up Activities: Students could illustrate their own poems, as well as other Longfellow poems, such as: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Village Blacksmith," or "The Children's Hour." "Tales of the Wayside Inn" is a colonial Canterbury Tales. The guest of the inn each tell stories. Student could write or illustrate their own characters or stories. Appropriate calligraphy assignments could include short poems and captions for their illustrations. Inks, pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils would be other appropriate illustrative media that could be applicable to other illustrated poems and stories. Each illustration in this exhibit was made in India ink on file folder paper. The dimensions, including the burgundy-colors mat, are 9" x 12". A friend made the calligraphy.