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Historical Items

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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

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

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

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 109643

Goodspeed Memorial Library at Wilton ME, Wilton, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Wilton Client: Wilton Free Public Library Association Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 110469

Bagaduce Music and Lending Library, Blue Hill, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Blue Hill Client: Bagaduce Music Lending Library Architect: Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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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

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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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Boston Public Library

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Fort Kent Public Library

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Brewer Public Library

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

Story

My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

Story

Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system