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Historical Items

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Item 102422

France travel Bulletin, Pennsylvania, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Philadelphia Media: Print on paper

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Item 11676

Henry Knox travel kit, ca. 1790

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1790 Media: Wood, china, metal, glass

Item 102359

R.M.S "Scythia" travel log card, September, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927-09-08 Location: Boston; La Havre Media: Print on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Elise Fellows White: World Traveling Violin Prodigy

Elise Fellows White was a violinist from Skowhegan who traveled all over the world to share her music.

Exhibit

Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Blue Hill, Maine - Brooksville to Castine Ferry, 1907

… Library Description A ferry boat that traveled from Brooksville to Castine, 1907 View additional information about this item on the…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

The canister was very handy to safely store stick matches for travel or to keep toothpicks sanitary on the dining room table.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The canister was very handy to safely store stick matches for travel or to keep toothpicks sanitary on the dining room table.

My Maine Stories

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Story

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.

Story

My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

Story

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: Longfellow Meets German Radical Poet Ferdinand Freiligrath

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
During Longfellow's 1842 travels in Germany he made the acquaintance of the politically radical Ferdinand Freiligrath, one of the influential voices calling for social revolution in his country. It is suggested that this association with Freiligrath along with his return visit with Charles Dickens influenced Longfellow's slavery poems. This essay traces Longfellow's interest in the German poet, Freiligrath's development as a radical poetic voice, and Longfellow's subsequent visit with Charles Dickens. Samples of verse and prose are provided to illustrate each writer's social conscience.

Lesson Plan

Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.