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Historical Items

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Item 105202

Fire Department running team, Houlton, ca. 1886

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: circa 1886 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 9463

Young Girls' Race, Squirrel Island, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 9506

Young Boys' Race, Squirrel Island, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1907 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54330

Assessor's Record, 235-311 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Winslow & Company Use: Clay Runs

Item 37468

Assessor's Record, 2-40 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Overhead Coke Run

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109644

Block for Mr. M.J. Googin, Lewiston, 1893-1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1893–1915 Location: Lewiston; Lewiston Client: M. J. Googin Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs Brothers Architects

Item 111981

Waterford Library, Waterford, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1937 Location: Waterford Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.


Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Running the Town

Running the Town Decades went by before a woman served in a municipal office. In 1929 Bessie Joyce was listed as a member of the Superintending…

Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - P.H. Tilson Death Notice

… died on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run. The goal of the battle was to force the Confederates to retreat to their next line of defense; the…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

16, 1878, and it was run by granite counterweights and had to be wound every week. The clock was electrified in the 1960s.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage


Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine


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.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.