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Historical Items

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Item 81081

Road Signs, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 81079

Road Signs after re-painting, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 74851

Electrical 'danger' sign, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Enameled metal

Tax Records

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Item 35597

876 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Dresser Use: Dwelling - Two Family and Store

Item 52733

104-110 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lucy A Libby Use: Store

Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110110

Architectural drawings signed by M.W.J. Freeman, Sebago, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Sebago Client: unknown Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 116614

Home for aged women, Portland, 1900-1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900–1926 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


MHS in Pictures: exploring our first 200 years

Two years after separating from Massachusetts, Maine leaders—many who were part of the push for statehood—also separated from Massachusetts Historical Society, creating the Maine Historical Society in 1822. The legislation signed on February 5, 1822 positioned MHS as the third-oldest state dedicated historical organization in the nation. The exhibition features MHS's five locations over the institution's two centuries, alongside images of leaders who have steered the organization through pivotal times.


The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950 Item 64113 infoStrong Historical Society This sign welcomed all to "Cross Bridge and…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Welcome to New Portland!

Welcome to New Portland! New Portland Town Sign X Welcome to New Portland! Here at our site, you can explore many different historical…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… Congress Street mark this winter view of the Wadsworth-Longfellow house. The sign on the utility pole reads: "Positively Post No Bills."

My Maine Stories

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Appreciation sign for essential health care workers
by Henry J Gartley

A neighbor expresses their appreciation for the workers at a local nursing home.


Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

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


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Why is Maine the Pine Tree State?

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students in early elementary grades a foundation for identifying the recognizable animals and natural resources of Maine. In this lesson, students will learn about and identify animals and plants significant to the state, and will identify what types of environments are best suited to different types of plant and animal life. Students will have the opportunity to put their own community wildlife into a large-scale perspective.

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Longfellow Studies: The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in Gorham’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.