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Historical Items

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Item 23653

Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 62854

Book Week excitement, Waterville Public Library, Waterville, 1955

Contributed by: Waterville Public Library Date: 1955 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Item 98475

Launch of schooner James E. Newsom in Boothbay Harbor, 1919

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1919 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Fallen Heroes: Last of the Jewish WWII Veterans

Listen to recordings from the last of the World War II Jewish veterans.

Exhibit

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Sounds

Hallowell Sounds Here are some interesting and exciting Hallowell Sounds. The Serenaders Stars Over Stevens ~ Listen to the singers from the Stevens…

Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words

I was so excited to see the students working so hard to get everything perfect. They were so cautious in making sure they handled the artifacts…

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Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

Story

Nick Emberley - 7th Grade student as the MLTI begins
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Nick Emberley recounted his excitement as a 7th grader receiving his MLTI iBook in 2002.

Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: The Writer's Hour - "Footprints on the Sands of Time"

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
These lessons will introduce the world-famous American writer and a selection of his work with a compelling historical fiction theme. Students take up the quest: Who was HWL and did his poetry leave footprints on the sands of time? They will "tour" his Cambridge home through young eyes, listen, and discuss poems from a writer’s viewpoint, and create their own poems inspired by Longfellow's works. The interdisciplinary approach utilizes critical thinking skills, living history, technology integration, maps, photos, books, and peer collaboration. The mission is to get students keenly interested in what makes a great writer by using Longfellow as a historic role model. The lessons are designed for students at varying reading levels. Slow learners engage in living history with Alice’s fascinating search through the historic Craigie house, while gifted and talented students may dramatize the virtual tour as a monologue. Constant discovery and exciting presentations keep the magic in lessons. Remember that, "the youthful mind must be interested in order to be instructed." Students will build strong writing skills encouraging them to leave their own "footprints on the sands of time."