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Historical Items

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Item 20729

Farm Life in New Sweden

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 20728

Farm, New Sweden, ca. 1910

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 20730

Farm, New Sweden, ca. 1910

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

Army Nurse Corps, or as child in a small rural town in Maine, she accomplished numerous achievements.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915 Item 69477 infoStrong Historical Society Rural free delivery service began in the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The Aurora Grange in Strong celebrated rural life for many decades. As one of the Franklin County District's handful of remaining Granges, it suffers…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.