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Historical Items

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Item 100771

Reed Hardings neighborhood, Hampden, ca. 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1833 Location: Hampden Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 31003

Fire at Diamond National Match Factory, Biddeford, 1963

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1963-04-20 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 30997

Diamond National-Hooper Street Fire, Biddeford, 1963

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1963-04-20 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Reed Hardings neighborhood, Hampden, ca. 1833

Reed Hardings neighborhood, Hampden, ca. 1833 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin of…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - They Should Have Constructed Their Buildings On Wheels

… of the Savage family have lived in and around the neighborhood of Asticou in Northeast Harbor, on Mount Desert Island Maine through seven…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Census, Timeline

… household -- and the changing nature of the neighborhood and city surrounding the house and its inhabitants.

My Maine Stories

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Documenting Portland's Neighborhood Bars
by David Read

Peanut House, Sportsman's Grill and a proposal to document Portland's Neighborhood Bars

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars