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Historical Items

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Item 14613

Measuring wheel, Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fort Kent Media: Steel, wood

Item 21224

Wood grain measures, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Item 34000

Measuring Party, Blue Hill, 1919

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1919 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Measuring Rock

Measuring Rock The Measuring Rock Story In 1776, at the encouragement of Thomas Wilson, Stephen Titcomb and four other residents of Topsham, Maine…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Places

… Brick Inn Farmington's First Grist Mill Franklin County Agricultural Fair Lowell's General Store Measuring Rock Meeting House Park North Church

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… Educational Society With strict conservation measures the lobster industry has remained healthy along the Maine coast from Kittery north including…

My Maine Stories

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Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons

Story

2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Out of Ash

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of the ash tree population in North America, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Wabanaki oral histories as well as the geological/glacial beginnings of the region we now know as Maine for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Wabanaki cultural history and environmental history in Maine. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, the concepts of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.