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Keywords: Maine Historical Society (Portland, Me.)

Historical Items

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Item 31422

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum Building, ca. 1964

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1964 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 20308

Maine Historical Society anniversary dinner, Portland, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1892-04-11 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 112020

"I'm Historical" t-shirt, 2022

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2022 Location: Portland Media: Cotton, ink

Tax Records

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Item 38578

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Office

Item 38579

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 53396

159-161 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dwelling - Historic and International Longfellow Society

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111467

Maine Historical Society presentation drawing, Portland, ca. 2015

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 2015 Location: Portland Client: Maine Historical Society Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 149157

Longfellow House preliminary site plan, Portland, 1926-1990

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926–1990 Location: Portland Client: Maine Historical Society Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Item 110000

Workshop for Maine School for the Blind, Portland, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Portland Client: Maine School for the Blind Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Exhibit

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

"The Eastern Argus, which was founded in 1803, folded in January of 1921. The remaining papers were The Portland Daily Press, a paper owned by Senator…"

Site Page

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

"… as noted in the January 1st, 1928 edition of the Portland Sunday Telegram, "In the matter of planes Maine has one commercial filer whose experience…"

Site Page

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

"… Historical Society/MaineToday Media Fishermen aboard Herb Pick's motor boat, Portland, 1923Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media"

My Maine Stories

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Story

From Naturalists to Environmentalists
by Andy Beahm

The beginnings of Maine Audubon in the Portland Society of Natural History

Story

Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

Story

An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

The Fur Trade in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the fur trade in Maine with a focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, on how fashion influenced that trade, and how that trade impacted Indigenous peoples and the environment.

Lesson Plan

World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.