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Historical Items

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Item 62797

Public Library 50th Anniversary poster, Waterville, 1955

Contributed by: Waterville Public Library Date: 1955-09-09 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on paper, Poster

Item 9267

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1960 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard

Item 9268

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ca. 1974

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1974 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 38570

451-461 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Mary J.E. Clapp Use: Stores & Offices

Item 38981

Assessor's Record, 619-623 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: City of Portland Use: Public Library

Item 34398

175-177 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Rosie Schwartz Use: Garage, public

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110099

Additions to the Gardiner Public Library for Mr. R.P. Hazzard, Gardiner, 1929-1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929–1930 Location: Gardiner Client: Gardiner Public Library Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 111305

Garage and shop for New England Public Service Co., Rockland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1930 Location: Rockland; Rockland; Rockland Client: New England Public Service Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 109735

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, 1901-1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901–1902 Location: Lewiston; Lewiston Client: City of Lewiston Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

Exhibit

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Site Pages

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Boston Public Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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City of Portland Department of Public Works

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Public Library

Scarborough Public Library Kathy Amoroso (L), MHS Director of Digital Projects, and Celeste Shinay (R), Scarborough Public Library Representative…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

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

Story

Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

How Do Communities Represent Themselves

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
Students learn about historical and current flags of Maine and work in small groups to create flags to represent their classroom/school communities.

Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Christmas Bells"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
The words of this poem are more commonly known as the lyrics to a popular Christmas Carol of the same title. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in December of 1863 as the Civil War raged. It expresses his perpetual optimism and hope for the future of mankind. The poem's lively rhythm, simple rhyme and upbeat refrain have assured its popularity through the years.

Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The Poet's Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.