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Historical Items

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Item 12191

The Homestead, Bailey Island, 1938

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1938-08-26 Location: Harpswell; Bailey Island Media: Photograph, print

Item 20474

Homestead of Joseph M. Perry

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print

Item 21168

Jordan Homestead, 1900

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 58150

4 Homestead Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roy A. Meserre Use: Dwelling - Single House

Item 58151

Assessor's Record, 4 Homestead Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roy A. Meserre Use: Garage

Item 85196

Exhibits

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Homestead, Blue Hill, 1907

The Homestead, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description The Homestead and tennis court at Parker Point, Blue…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 1, pages 000-26

… and topics in Part I are: George Snow Ideal homestead "Self-propelling road carriage" Council Tree, Charleston, S.C.

My Maine Stories

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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.