Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 4595
Leeman's Buckboard at Higgins Beach, Scarborough, ca. 1880
Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print
Concord Coach, Scarborough, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print
Air Meet at Portland Airport in Scarborough, 1928
Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1928 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 4
Blaine House existing plantings, Augusta, 1987-1988
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–1988 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: State of Maine Department of Transportation
Cape Cottage Park, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1925
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1924–1926 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Cape Cottage Park Company Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
The Checkley House, Scarborough, 1895
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Scarborough Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 80
History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911
Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.
Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 761
Maine Department of Transportation
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4
Transportation Through the Years Trolleys: The Electrics Come to Town Open Air Trolley, Scarborough, ca.
Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation
Transportation Over the years, transportation has been the key to the development and growth of Presque Isle and Aroostook County.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 22
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
A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker
Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference
Becoming Master snowshoe makers
by Edmond and Brian J. Theriault
Making snowshoes has taken us from novices to world-class craftsmen over 40 years time.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
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.
Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.