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Historical Items

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Item 108631

Town Hall, Topsham, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Topsham Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 13617

Liberty Hall, Houlton, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 108636

High school building, Topsham, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Topsham Media: Glass Plate Negative

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.

Exhibit

Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

Exhibit

Fallen Heroes: Jewish Soldiers and Sailors, The Great War

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

Right before this new Town Hall was occupied, the “Great Fire of 1837” decimated most of the early records thought to be safely in storage.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall Odd Fellows Hall after repairs, Swan's Island, ca. 1985Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Independent…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

When it was first constructed, Seaside Hall served as Atlantic's library. It was consistently used as a community center, hosting events such as…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Paul Gagne: Living a life fully engaged in his community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A man with a wide range of skills and talents shares them for the benefit of his community

Story

Laura Richter - Educator
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Laura Richter was a Middle School Educator in Skowhegan, Maine as the MLTI began in 2002.

Story

Dr Michael Guignard: Passion for research & Franco-American root
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal journey of life in a Franco-American community with unique insights on adoption

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.