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Historical Items

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Item 14808

'Harper's Young People,' December 7, 1880

Contributed by: An individual through South Portland Public Library Date: 1880-12-07 Location: South Portland Media: Newspaper

Item 17068

People of East Fryeburg

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 23409

Wabanaki people paddle Gov. Milliken around Deering Park, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 35938

36-38 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fannie B Weislander Use: Dwelling - Two Family and Store

Item 35939

36-38 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fannie B. Weislander Use: Store Building

Item 36663

57-59 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Margaret R McDonald Use: Dwelling & Store

Exhibits

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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 1 of 3

Famous People Dolley Madison, ca. 1840Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Dolly Madison Remembered as one of America’s great first…

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Famous People Hannibal Hamlin, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Hannibal Hamlin This ambrotype of Hannibal Hamlin…

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Famous People Governor Enoch Lincoln Enoch Lincoln, ParisItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society Governor Enoch Lincoln died in 1829, a…

My Maine Stories

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Epidemic of violence against Indigenous people
by Michael-Corey F. Hinton

Systemic racism, murder, and the danger of stereotypes

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Rematriation
by Alivia Moore

Our shared future for all people in Wabanakiyik calls us to rematriate.

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The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: The Exile of the People of Longfellow's "Evangeline"

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Other materials needed: - Copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline" - Print media and Internet access for research - Deportation Orders (may use primary document with a secondary source interpretation) Throughout the course of history there have been many events in which great suffering was inflicted upon innocent people. The story of the Acadian expulsion is one such event. Britain and France, the two most powerful nations of Europe, were at war off and on throughout the 18th century. North America became a coveted prize for both warring nations. The French Acadians of present day Nova Scotia fell victim to great suffering. Even under an oath of allegiance to England, the Acadians were advised that their families were to be deported and their lands confiscated by the English. This event was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline", which was published in 1847.

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LGBTQ+ History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the LGBTQ community in Maine and the U.S., including the ways in which attitudes towards the LGBTQ community have changed over time, some of the ways LGBTQ people have faced discrimination and unfair treatment, and some of the moments in Maine and U.S. history that inspired LGBTQ people and their allies to fight for equality and LGBTQ rights.

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Black History and the History of Slavery in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Black community in Maine and the U.S., including Black people who were enslaved in Maine, Maine’s connections to slavery and the slave trade, a look into the racism and discrimination many Black people in Maine have experienced, and highlights selected histories of Black people, demonstrating the longevity of their experiences and contributions to the community and culture in Maine.