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Historical Items

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Item 81389

Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: St. Albans Media: Glass

Item 102300

Sumner Cobb writes about the Spanish Flu, Louisville, KY, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-12 Location: Louisville; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18561

News office storefront, Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1918 Location: Portland Media: Glass negative

Online Exhibits

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WWI Memorial Trees along Portland's Baxter Boulevard

On Memorial Day of 1920, the City of Portland planted 100 Linden trees on Forest Avenue, each dedicated to the memory of one military service member who had died in World War I, or who had served honorably.

Exhibit

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

Exhibit

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

Like other Americans, Mainers noticed that the flu seemed to be just as dangerous as the fighting. Private Harvey Foster received letters from…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98

… to trees like glue, CMP works even they got the flu. Ice has left us with an immense amount of tangled trees, but we came closer together happiness…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Days 6 & 7

… has side affects that are usually mistaken for a flu such as, headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.

Story

Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics

Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.