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Historical Items

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Item 102495

Members of the Yale Unit Mobile Hospital, France, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Chaillon Media: Photographic print

Item 102352

World War I veterans reunited, France, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Media: Photographic print

Item 20425

Croix de Guerre with gilt star awarded to John Arthur Stowell, 1918

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1918-06-16 Location: Freeport Media: Bronze, silk

Tax Records

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Item 49752

Assessor's Record, 20 Douglass Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frances Moore Use: Garage

Item 38947

576 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frances Deering Use: Grocery Store & Offices

Item 49751

18-20 Douglass Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frances Moores Use: Dwelling - Single family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109165

Vincent and Frances Hartgen residence and studio, Orono, 1949-1955

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949–1955 Location: Orono Client: Vincent Hartgen Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110427

Mr. Edgar Scott boathouse, Bar Harbor, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Client: Edgar Scott Architect: Frederick L. Savage

Item 111546

Cottage for Francis Cushing on Cushing Island, Portland, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: Portland Client: Francis Cushing Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.


George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 2 of 3

… with the retirement of its proprietress, Delia Frances Felix. Of thin polyester knits, there is a red high waisted full length long dress with a…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 1 of 3

Eighteenth Century Revolutionary-era styled gownMaine Historical Society As of the year 2020, the earliest garments in the MHS collection…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 3 of 3

Eighteenth Century During this period male dress also underwent change. A combination of the eighteenth century English taste for clothes suited to…

My Maine Stories

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.


Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.


Dr. Norman Beaupré: Preserving his Franco-American culture
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Journey growing up as a Franco-American in Biddeford to his career as a professor and author.

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: Longfellow Meets German Radical Poet Ferdinand Freiligrath

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
During Longfellow's 1842 travels in Germany he made the acquaintance of the politically radical Ferdinand Freiligrath, one of the influential voices calling for social revolution in his country. It is suggested that this association with Freiligrath along with his return visit with Charles Dickens influenced Longfellow's slavery poems. This essay traces Longfellow's interest in the German poet, Freiligrath's development as a radical poetic voice, and Longfellow's subsequent visit with Charles Dickens. Samples of verse and prose are provided to illustrate each writer's social conscience.

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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.