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Historical Items

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Item 36872

Marjorie Pike's birthday party, Lubec, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 9590

Letter to John L. Stevens on Blaine nomination, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888-04-20 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

Item 14236

Party in the Pines, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1917 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 75981

Assessor's Record, 544-548 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John McGovern Use: Shed - Party House

Item 99202

7 Gertrude Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Murray F. Kellam Use: Dwelling

Exhibits

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

Exhibit

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

… the shamefull betrayal of our republican party." The Bangor convention preceded the Democrats' Philadelphia convention, held before the 1866…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - James Dunning, Bangor, ca. 1867

… Democrat who became active in the Republican Party, as "always to be seen on public occasions." He described a number of Democrat "rascals" and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dr. George W. Ladd, Bangor, ca. 1866

He also was a Democrat and Greenback Party member of Congress from 1879-1883. Here he appears as drawn by John Martin, a Bangor accountant and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

Story

Working at International Paper and being part of the community
by Gary Desjardens

Working for International Paper and volunteering for the Special Olympics of America

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.