Keywords: Summer Communities
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 68
Squirrel Island, Southport, ca. 1910
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Southport Media: Glass Plate Negative
Bay View House Booklet, Islesboro, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper
Cottages at Long Cove Point, Bristol, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Bristol Media: Glass Plate Negative
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 57
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.
Summer Folk: The Postcard View
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 106
Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street
… Middle School student Walking Tour of Historic Summer Street No neighborhood is more reminiscent of Hampden’s 19th century past than that of Summer…
Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts
The Dark Harbor summer residents enjoyed the pleasures of the Tarratine Club, offering golf in the 1890s, yachting in the 1920s and tennis in the…
Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea
… its waters, canoeing to the headwaters each summer, and living in villages farther up river each winter.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 5
In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood
An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.
Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin
My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.