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Historical Items

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Item 4148

Advertising card, Portland Packing Co., ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 11965

Portland map, 1773

Contributed by: City of Portland Dept. of Public Works Date: 1773 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 109

Chestnut Street School Thanksgiving, Portland, 1924

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

Tax Records

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Item 82915

8th Maine Regimental Assoc. property, S. Side 8th Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: 8th Maine Regimental Assoc. Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82922

Clough property, 8th Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary D. Clough Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82907

Bellis property, Eighth Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edith G. Bellis Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110000

Workshop for Maine School for the Blind, Portland St., Portland, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Portland Owner: Maine School for the Blind Commission Type: Architecture

Item 110128

Candelabrum Maine Savings Bank, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Portland Owner: Maine Savings Bank Commission Type: Architecture

Item 110131

Alterations at 23-25 Casco St. for Maine Savings Bank, Portland, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940 Location: Portland Owner: Maine Savings Bank Commission Type: Architecture

Exhibits

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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.

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

The Eastern Argus, which was founded in 1803, folded in January of 1921. The remaining papers were The Portland Daily Press, a paper owned by Senator…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

Captain Berlin on the S.S. Isaac T. Mann, Portland, 1924Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Fishermen aboard Herb…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… as noted in the January 1st, 1928 edition of the Portland Sunday Telegram, "In the matter of planes Maine has one commercial filer whose experience…

My Maine Stories

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30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

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Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of June 2020

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Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square

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.

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World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

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Portland History: Lemuel Moody and the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Lemuel Moody and the Portland Observatory Included are interesting facts to share with your students and for students, an interactive slide show available on-line at Maine Memory Network. The "Images" slide show allows students to place historical images of the Observatory in a timeline. Utilizing their observation skills students will place these images in chronological order by looking for changes within the built environment for clues. Also available is the "Maps" slide show, a series of maps from key eras in Portland's history. Students will answer the questions in the slide show to better understand the topography of Portland, the need for an Observatory and the changes in the landscape and the population centers.