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Historical Items

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Item 23726

Tourist information tent, Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 24974

Mount Desert Information Booth, Bar Harbor, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1945 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 25495

Postcard seeking accommodation information, 1884

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: 1884-04-14 Location: Poland Spring Media: Ink on paper, postcard

Tax Records

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Item 39015

632-652 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of James Cunningham Use: Hotel

Item 51666

Assessor's Record, 79 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bassaye Use: Land only

Item 97964

49 Sheridan Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George Lowell


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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Information Call Script


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Byron Historical Society

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

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Easton Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming


Orphanage on Revere Street
by anonymous

An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.


Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a foundational overview of the events leading up to Maine’s separation from Massachusetts in 1820. Through class participation exercises and a chance to look at historic maps and documents, students will begin to place where Maine's statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood, and will make connections between the shape, citizens, and governance of Maine today and the shape, citizens, and governance of Maine in 1820.

Lesson Plan

Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.

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Portland History: The Portland Observatory and Thermometrics

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Thermometrics is a term coined by Moody to describe his weather recording activities. Included here are some cross-curricula lesson plans and activities for students to use their knowledge in science, math and social studies while acting as weather forecasters. Check out the web-sites listed in this section for information on building your own barometer and anemometer.