Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 27796
Central Maine Fair flyer, Waterville, 1921
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on paper
Maine Yankee reactor pit construction, Wiscasset, 1968
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1968 Location: Wiscasset Media: Photographic print
Maine Yankee brochure, Wiscasset, 1975
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Wiscasset Media: Ink on paper
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 19145
8th Maine Regimental Assoc. property, S. Side 8th Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: 8th Maine Regimental Assoc. Use: Summer Dwelling
Clough property, 8th Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Mary D. Clough Use: Summer Dwelling
Bates property, Eight Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Carrie J. Bates Use: Summer Dwelling
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 1714
Bowdoin College Maine Festival elevations, Brunswick, 1986
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1986 Location: Brunswick Client: Bowdoin College Architect: Carol A. Wilson
Blaine House existing plantings, Augusta, 1987-1988
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–1988 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: State of Maine Department of Transportation
Candelabrum Maine Savings Bank, Portland, 1925
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Portland Client: Maine Savings Bank Architect: John P. Thomas
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 274
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
John Hancock's Relation to Maine
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 2120
Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society
Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society Ellen, William Pitt Preble, and Stephen Longfellow, Portland, ca.
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention
Executives, their families, and their staff were welcomed at the Maine State Pier in Portland with “Guns, Whistles, and Trumpets”.
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
This “Maine-first” policy dealt with Maine products, Maine problems, politics, and people from the typical "man on the street," to the Governor of…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 262
30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma
30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine
Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)
A Maine family scattered across the USA
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 58
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.
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
Maine's quest for statehood began in the years immediately following the American Revolution. Though the state of Massachusetts consented to the separation in 1819 and Maine would ultimately achieve statehood in 1820, Maine’s split from Massachusetts was not without controversy and was not universally supported by people living in Maine. Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: It is in the best interests of the people of Maine for Maine to become its own state.
Becoming Maine: The Votes for Statehood
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: Social Studies
Maine became a state in 1820 after separating from Massachusetts, but the call for statehood had begun long before the final vote. Why did it take so long? Was 1820 the right time? In this lesson, students will begin to place where Maine’s statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American political history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood.