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Historical Items

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Item 12233

Old Augusta Road, Topsham

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1955 Location: Topsham Media: Photograph, Print

Item 21176

Mountain Road

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Mount Desert; Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 57204

Road crew on horse-drawn road grader, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109190

Paul E. Gardent residence, Weston, MA, 1944-1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944–1954 Location: Weston Client: Paul E. Gardent Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109336

Somerset County Cooperative Extension Service building, Skowhegan, 1977-1978

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1977–1978 Location: Skowhegan Client: Somerset County Cooperative Extension Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110041

Bungalow for W. F. Trask, Blackstrap, Falmouth, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Falmouth Client: Wilbur F. Trask Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

From there County Road went to the meadow onto Eastern Road, part of the Eastern Trail today, then meandered up over Scottow’s Hill and down the…

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Old Canada Road Historical Society

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

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Overview: Road to Statehood Map of the Inhabited Part of Maine, Moses Greenleaf, 1829Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Many know…

My Maine Stories

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine


Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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


Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The Votes for Statehood

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Maine became a state in 1820 after separating from Massachusetts, but the call for statehood had begun long before the final vote. Why did it take so long? Was 1820 the right time? In this lesson, students will begin to place where Maine’s statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American political history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood.