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Historical Items

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Item 28565

Old Coast Guard Station, Lubec, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 10322

Coast Guardsman Nick Dowger at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, ca. 1940

Contributed by: West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association Date: circa 1940 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 18520

Coast of Maine, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Cyanotype

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 148137

Hall, Casino, and Chapel buildings, Squirrel Island, Southport, 1879-1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878–1900 Location: Southport Client: unknown Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs & Gibbs; Stevens & Coombs

Item 111534

Alexander Bower house and studio, Cape Elizabeth, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Alexander Bower Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111598

David A. Calhoun house, Cape Elizabeth, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: David A. Calhoun Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Amazing! Maine Stories

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.


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.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention

… other locations along Maine’s woodlands and coast. One of the most photographed events at the convention was a lobster bake and buffet held at the…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… were never found and the last time they were seen was off of the coast of Cape Cod at 7:10 P.M. Frances Grayson was 35 years old when she died.

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

When James Vickery died in 1997 at the age of eighty, he left his collection of early Maine images to his friend, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

My Maine Stories

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Saga of a Sub Chaser S.C. 268 along Maine Coast

A look back at a Sub Chaser Crew on duty along the Maine coastline near the end of World War I


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.


A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.