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Historical Items

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Item 103610

State Police Safety Education car and officers, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 103625

Thomas O'Reilly, Portland, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 103621

Sargent William S. Merrill directing traffic, Monument Square, Portland ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Online 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.

Exhibit

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Exhibit

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Uniforms and Expenses

During 1905-1906, the costs of the police department stayed at $83.45. Also from 1907-1911, the police expenses decreased to $74.15 per year.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - City Marshals

Since 1967, city marshals have been called police chiefs. Here are some of our city marshals from the past.

Site Page

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

The cars are of the period – yet pedestrians still enjoy a chance to linger in front of the house and watch the activities on the street.

My Maine Stories

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Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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