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Historical Items

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Item 34122

Event on Church Street, Lubec, ca. 1908-10

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 105866

Pin up Boys, Houlton, 1957

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: 1957-08-27 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 27950

Alameda Hall Interior, Bath, ca. 1889

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1889 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111474

Bowdoin College Maine Festival elevations, Brunswick, 1986

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1986 Location: Brunswick Client: Bowdoin College Architect: Carol A. Wilson

Online Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

Special Events By: Carrie Fellows Dedication of Odd Fellows Hall, Guilford, 1904 Dedication of Odd Fellows Hall, Guilford, 1904Item…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 3 of 3

EVENTS Log Drives (Text pending) Hardwood Products, Guilford, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Annual River Drive…

My Maine Stories

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Alice Bertrand shares highlights from her 100+ years
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

What is it like to live through all the events that have occurred in the past 100+ years?

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Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC

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Geraldine Litalien: painting a picture of life in Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Impact on everyday life from events occurring from the late 1920s through 2018

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

How Do Communities Represent Themselves

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
Students learn about historical and current flags of Maine and work in small groups to create flags to represent their classroom/school communities.

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Longfellow Studies: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Harriet Beecher Stowe

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
As a graduate of Bowdoin College and a longtime resident of Brunswick, I have a distinct interest in Longfellow. Yet the history of Brunswick includes other famous writers as well, including Harriet Beecher Stowe. Although they did not reside in Brunswick contemporaneously, and Longfellow was already world-renowned before Stowe began her literary career, did these two notables have any interaction? More particularly, did Longfellow have any opinion of Stowe's work? If so, what was it?

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Longfellow Studies: The Exile of the People of Longfellow's "Evangeline"

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Other materials needed: - Copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline" - Print media and Internet access for research - Deportation Orders (may use primary document with a secondary source interpretation) Throughout the course of history there have been many events in which great suffering was inflicted upon innocent people. The story of the Acadian expulsion is one such event. Britain and France, the two most powerful nations of Europe, were at war off and on throughout the 18th century. North America became a coveted prize for both warring nations. The French Acadians of present day Nova Scotia fell victim to great suffering. Even under an oath of allegiance to England, the Acadians were advised that their families were to be deported and their lands confiscated by the English. This event was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline", which was published in 1847.