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Historical Items

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Item 18340

Gymnastics practice, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 17700

Football practice, Fryeburg, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives Date: circa 1908 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print from glass negative

Item 74110

Vertical writing practice sentences, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Pencil on paper


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Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.


Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


Student Exhibit: Medicine in Times Past

Inspired by Dr. Greenleaf Wilbur's medical box at the Skowhegan History House, this exhibit highlights some Mainers in the medical field of the past and the stories they had.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

His daughter Lelia Higgins, also a physician. lived and practiced here. The home was purchased in 1901 by Dr. Charles W. Bell.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Mathematician

… was also a study project at Harvard where practical application of mathematical concepts was evident and Fisher's skills clearly demonstrated.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Charles W. Bell (1873-1944), a Strong native who had returned from medical training and set up his practice five years before. In this house Dr.

My Maine Stories

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Welimahskil: Sweet grass
by Suzanne Greenlaw

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science around Sweetgrass


Mali Agat (Molly Ockett) the famous Wabanaki "Doctress"
by Maine Historical Society

Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge


Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

Lesson Plans

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Primary Sources: Museum Practices for Students

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Included here are some basics about general museum etiquette and ways to enable your students a greater understanding of museums, artifacts and their significance in illustrating history.

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Portland History: Mapping Portland, 1690 - 1900

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways. This lesson plan uses five maps to trace the development of Portland from its earliest settlements.

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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.