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Historical Items

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Item 21614

Lucy Johnson's Dancing Class, Skowhegan, 1927

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1927 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 10393

Primary students dancing, North School, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 25128

Domestic Science class, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gorham L. Boynton, Bangor, ca. 1867

… lumber merchant, whom he described as "among a class of risky and reckless men." Martin, who wrote and illustrated five volumes of recollections…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5 grade class exploring Baird's Quarry in the fall of 2011 as part of the Swan's Island history unit.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

Kids at the quarry Swan's Island 3-5 grade class on an old quarry boilerItem Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5…

My Maine Stories

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.