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Title page of Jonathan Fisher's 'Scripture Animals,' 1834
Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: 1834 Location: Blue Hill Media: Ink on paper, book
Graves of Baxter animals, Mackworth Island, 1953
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1953-04-19 Location: Falmouth Media: Photographic print
Big Fella the bull, Staples house, Swan's Island, ca. 1980
Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 1 of 1
Assessor's Record, 1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Shed
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 37
Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!
Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.
Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.
Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.
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Jonathan Fisher's book of Scripture Animals included an illustration of each animal named in the Bible.
Early Maine Photography - Occupational
Occupational James Jones, Farmington, ca. 1854Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society In the nineteenth century, individuals often chose…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 16
A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven
The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.
by Doug Hitchcox, Staff Naturalist at Maine Audubon
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Portland Society of Natural History Collections
The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson
Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 6
Why is Maine the Pine Tree State?
Grade Level: K-2
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students in early elementary grades a foundation for identifying the recognizable animals and natural resources of Maine. In this lesson, students will learn about and identify animals and plants significant to the state, and will identify what types of environments are best suited to different types of plant and animal life. Students will have the opportunity to put their own community wildlife into a large-scale perspective.
Maine's Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/ Recycle S.T.E.A.M Challenge
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Content Area: Science & Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts
In honor of Earth Day (or any day), Students use recycled, reused, and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the Engineer Design Process to develop their ideas. Students use the elements and principles to analyze their prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills during peer feedback protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of the ash tree population in North America, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Wabanaki oral histories as well as the geological/glacial beginnings of the region we now know as Maine for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Wabanaki cultural history and environmental history in Maine. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, the concepts of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.