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Historical Items

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Item 100299

Letter from George Tate II to Robert Tate, Cronstat, 1801

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: 1801 Location: Portland; Cronstat Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101418

Margaret Chase Smith commitment to limited campaign spending, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972-07-12 Location: Portland; Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 54185

Shaarey Tphiloh Finance Committee statement, 1902

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1902 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 50799

81-89 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Savings Bank Use: Bank & Offices

Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

Site Pages

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Tate House Museum

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

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

This white wooden box has simple lines and form and is an example of the kinds of boxes he made and sold to add to the family's finances.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell House

… and capital formed the Hallowell House Company to finance the project. The hotel hosted legislators and famous visitors: Phillips Brooks, Cornelius…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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Portland History: Construction, Preservation and Restoration of the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Included here are activities based in economics, mathematics, physics, social studies, civics and language arts. Students can debate the issues surrounding preservation and urban development as well as the changing value of money.

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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.