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Historical Items

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Item 10468

The Rose Girl

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1924-11-20 Location: Skowhegan Media: Playbill

Item 105819

Beverly Conant's Girl Scout uniform, Farmington, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Farmington Media: cotton, brass, metal, plastic

Item 29089

The Saco Factory Girl and Emily Adderson Romances of Real Life, 1852

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1852 Location: Saco Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 97941

736-740 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William W. Roberts Devisees Use: Girls Dormitory

Exhibits

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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.

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Maine Industrial School for Girls

Maine Industrial School for Girls Industrial School for Girls, Winthrop Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1919Hubbard Free Library The purpose of the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington High School girls basketball team, 1919

Farmington High School girls basketball team, 1919 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Group portrait of the 1919…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 1 of 3

… alternate mode is familiar from the "Gibson Girl" images created by artist Charles Dana Gibson (who worked and spent time in Maine), and…

My Maine Stories

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This Girl Loves Seaweed
by Marianne

Marianne played with seaweed as a child now she collects photos of others with seaweed.

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

Lesson Plans

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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.