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Historical Items

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Item 8435

Lumber business, early days of B.A.R.

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1893 Media: Photographic print

Item 7168

Downtown Lewiston, early 1900s

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 22928

Springvale House, Early 1900s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

BUSINESSES FRENCH & ELLIOTT COMPANY Kelsey Callins and Katie Scott 8th Grade Students, Piscataquis Community Middle School Images by: Guilford…

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… documented information is known about the early businesses and trades till after the island's incorporation in 1789, except that many were involved…

Site Page

Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

… described here, under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.