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Historical Items

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Item 104600

Map of the District of Maine, 1815

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1815 Media: Ink on Paper

Item 104603

Greenleaf map of the State of Maine, 1820

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1820 Media: Ink on paper

Item 104601

Map of New England, 1677

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: circa 1676 Media: Ink on Paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Exhibit

The Shape of Maine

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.

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

All the other maps were built on the base map. Farmington Base Map Farmington Agricultural Sites Farmington Cemeteries Farmington Cultural Interest…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Train Wreck Map

… Train Wreck Map Map X

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Map of Islesboro

Map of Islesboro map of Islesboro  X

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Statehood

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.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine

Grade Level: 3-8 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

Mapping Portland, 1690 - 1900

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways. This lesson plan uses five maps to trace the development of Portland from its earliest settlements.