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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.

Exhibit

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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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

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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My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports

Story

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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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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.

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Immigration: The Not So Open Door

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.