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Historical Items

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Item 6822

Venetian Dance choral program, 1912

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1892 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 6821

Leviathan March composition

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1856 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 74825

Electrical insulator, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Ceramic, composite materials


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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.


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.


Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Dirigo Writing Book, Farmington, 1887

… Society Description The school composition book called the "Dirigo Writing Book for Common Schools" was published in Portland by Loring…

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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

… and postures, creating a balanced but dynamic composition. More direct in approach is the ambrotype of the Patch Family of Bangor.

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Historic Hallowell - Initiative and Self-Improvement

… a week after working a 12-hour day, and wrote compositions, essays, reports and poems, performed dialogs, enacted scenes from plays and debated.

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving


2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars