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Historical Items

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Item 108784

Purr-Sist button, Bethel, 2017

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2017 Location: Bethel Media: Metal, plastic

Item 108785

Pussy hat, Augusta, 2017

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2017 Location: Augusta Media: Polyester yarn

Item 79297

Student Activities Card, Farmington State Normal School, 1942

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1942 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111470

Monks residence site plan, Cape Elizabeth, 1992-1993

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1992–1993 Location: Cape Elizabeth Clients: Millicent S. Monks; Robert A.G. Monks Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 110003

Residence for B.M. Eastman Esq., Portland, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Portland Client: Briceno M. Eastman Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 111576

House for Capt. John W. Deering, Kennebunkport, 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1890 Location: Kennebunkport Client: John W. Deering Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Active & Casual Wear

Active & Casual Wear View the Active & Casual Wear Slide Show The growing and changing range of outdoor and indoor activities pursued by the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

Activities for Rusticators Climbing Newport (Champlain) Mountain, 1886Abbe Museum Bar Harbor comes as near affording universal satisfaction to…

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Maine Conservation Corps

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

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons


I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.