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Historical Items

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Item 27088

Post Office Boxes, Islesboro, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Islesboro Media: Wood, glass, metal

Item 18091

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1893 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 18054

Telephone System Model, 1912

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: 1912-09-10 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Communication & Transportation

Communication & Transportation Use the menu at left to browse various pieces completed by 7th and 8th grade social-studies students at Mattanawcook…

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Historic Hallowell - Communication

Next in the later half of the 1800’s, they communicated by telegraph.” People first started using telephones in the 1880’s and the first telephone…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Telephone communication

Telephone communication In 1896 two store owners, H.W. Joyce in Atlantic and Isaac W. Stinson in Swan's Island Village, had a telephone line between…

My Maine Stories

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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

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Wikpiyik: The Basket Tree
by Darren Ranco

Countering the Emerald Ash Borer with Wabanaki Ecological Knowledge

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

Lesson Plans

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Portland History: Signalizing and Non-Verbal Communications at the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson is an overview of Captain Lemuel Moody's (builder of the Observatory) signaling system used at the Portland Observatory. Activities range from flag making to mapping and journal writing. The "Signals" slide show allows students to look at Captain Moody's general and private signals notebooks. Students are asked a series of questions about the notebooks and Moody's signaling system allowing for a better understanding of the principles behind the Observatory.