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Historical Items

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Item 8924

Portland Company facilities

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 23561

Facilities, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historic Preservation Commission Date: circa 1909 Location: Hebron Media: Engraving

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Student Nurses' dining room, Portland, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1942-05-19 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.


Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Site Pages

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

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St. Joseph Healthcare

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

… north side of Centre Street, despite the small facility and limited parking. It was a nice brick store, but as the years went on the location…

My Maine Stories

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Appreciation sign for essential health care workers
by Henry J Gartley

A neighbor expresses their appreciation for the workers at a local nursing home.


My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea


Orphanage on Revere Street
by anonymous

An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.