Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 1887
The Last Train Out, Princeton, 1933
Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: 1933-07-22 Location: Princeton Media: Postcard
Early Train, Princeton, ca. 1880
Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print
'The Snow Train,' Waterville, 1946
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Media: Ink on paper
Tax RecordsView All Showing 1 of 1
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 7
Limestone Air Force Base training & briefing building, Limestone, 1950-1951
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950–1951 Location: Limestone Client: United States Air Force Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Maine Maritime Academy additions, Castine, 1927-1948
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1948 Location: Castine Client: Maine Maritime Academy Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects
Meredith College music building sections, Raleigh, NC, 1978
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1978 Location: Raleigh Client: Meredith College Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 99
We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.
Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.
Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad
The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 386
Presque Isle: The Star City - Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955
Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel…
Presque Isle: The Star City - Training School, Presque Isle, ca. 1920
Training School, Presque Isle, ca. 1920 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description This school was constructed in 1860 and…
Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908
Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description Photograph shows…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 37
An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania
Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021
How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent
How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.
Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
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.