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Historical Items

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Item 104183

Vonn "John" Volmer, Millinocket, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Item 104184

New Waste Gates at North Twin Dam, Millinocket, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Item 74879

Turn-Over Toaster. ca. 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Media: Nickel-plated steel, mica, bakelite

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111662

John Calvin Stevens house, Portland, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905–1942 Location: Portland Client: John Calvin Stevens Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111316

The Checkley House, Scarborough, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Scarborough Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 116345

Stevens architectural office, Portland, 1912-1978

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1912–1978 Location: Portland Client: Stevens Architects Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Photojournalism & the 1936 Flood

Photojournalism & the 1936 Flood examines the monumental destruction caused by the historic flood of 1936 through the comprehensive and innovative photojournalism done by the Guy Gannett Publishing Company in the weeks surrounding the flood.

Exhibit

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Maine Community Heritage Project

… Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative program that promotes collaboration between local schools, historical societies, and…

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maine Community Heritage Project

… Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative program that promotes collaboration between local schools, historical societies, and…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About MCHP

… Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative program that promotes collaboration between local schools, historical societies, and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Damian Bebell - Education Researcher
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Education innovations benefit from thoughtful reflection by everyone involved.

Story

My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.

Story

Jenifer Van Deusen - SEED's Head Gardener
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Jenifer on SEED and how it helped prepare Maine for the MLTI.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

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.