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Historical Items

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Item 161

Portland Observatory Poster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Item 11262

Piling Fragment from Sewall's Bridge, York, ca. 1756

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: 1756 Location: York; York Media: Oak

Item 33812

Piscataquis River & Low's Bridge, Guilford, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Lubec Landmarks

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Greater Portland Landmarks

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Biddeford Historical Society

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