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Historical Items

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Item 104494

Man in weather resistant clothing, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Tintype

Item 29015

Blizzard, Lubec, January 1934

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 29019

Blizzard, Lubec, January 21, 1934

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1934-01-21 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Photojournalism & the 1936 Flood

Photojournalism & the 1936 Flood examines the monumental destruction caused by the historic flood of 1936 through the comprehensive and innovative photojournalism done by the Guy Gannett Publishing Company in the weeks surrounding the flood.


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

“National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office.” 16 July 2006. (accessed Mar. 4, 2010).

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

Weather conditions and an uncommon southerly wind provided a perfect storm of conditions for a major conflagration.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

… had been experiencing unseasonably warm, wet weather for many days now, and they were sick of it.

My Maine Stories

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What does a warming climate mean for Maine?
by David Reidmiller

Climate change affects all aspects of life. What does this mean for Maine?


Sustainable Futures
by Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Middlebury College

Climate change is the biggest thing humans have ever done. So we need to think big as we take it on.


Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Portland History: The Portland Observatory and Thermometrics

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Thermometrics is a term coined by Moody to describe his weather recording activities. Included here are some cross-curricula lesson plans and activities for students to use their knowledge in science, math and social studies while acting as weather forecasters. Check out the web-sites listed in this section for information on building your own barometer and anemometer.