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Historical Items

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Item 7708

First Meeting of the Corporators of Maine General Hospital

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1869-09-17 Location: Portland Media: Text

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Item 16523

Unveiling of Knox Tablet, Thomaston, 1903

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1903-07-25 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 16516

Farm House at Montpelier, ca. 1865

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 52384

65 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jacob Cox Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 76265

119-123 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel B. Thombs Use: Garage

Exhibits

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

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A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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Student Exhibit: Save the Skowhegan Grange & Granges in General

A brief history of the Grange in Skowhegan, its importance to community history, and a plea to save it from destruction.

Site Pages

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The General Henry Knox Museum

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

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store & the Railroad

Lowell's General Store & the Railroad E.H. Lowell, West Farmington, Maine This stencil was used to mark crates and barrels.Item Contributed…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - General Henry Knox Museum

General Henry Knox Museum Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum www.knoxmuseum.org X General Henry Knox Museum PO Box 326 Thomaston, ME…

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

Story

Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Lesson Plans

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Primary Sources: Museum Practices for Students

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Included here are some basics about general museum etiquette and ways to enable your students a greater understanding of museums, artifacts and their significance in illustrating history.

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Portland History: Signalizing and Non-Verbal Communications at the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson is an overview of Captain Lemuel Moody's (builder of the Observatory) signaling system used at the Portland Observatory. Activities range from flag making to mapping and journal writing. The "Signals" slide show allows students to look at Captain Moody's general and private signals notebooks. Students are asked a series of questions about the notebooks and Moody's signaling system allowing for a better understanding of the principles behind the Observatory.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Out of Ash

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of America’s ash tree population, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Maine’s geological/glacial beginnings as well as Wabanaki oral histories for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Maine’s environmental history. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.