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Historical Items

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Item 31196

Thursday Club anniversary program, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1939-01-04 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 33470

Delegates to Federation of Women's Clubs meeting, Saco, 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1911 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 31226

Thursday Club program, Biddeford, 1897

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1897 - 1898 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper, ribbon

Exhibits

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.

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Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

Club, visited Portland in July 1925 for the annual convention. Many guests arrived over the weekend by train at the Grand Trunk Station on India…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club

Playbook used by the Thursday Club, Biddeford, 1930Biddeford Historical Society The acceptance of the club as a means of education and development…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations Text By: Valerie Tucker Installation of Officers in the Aurora Grange, Strong, ca.

My Maine Stories

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How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.

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Pandemic Blues
by Darlene Reardon

Covid 19 Portland poem

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.