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Historical Items

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Battling a Northeaster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947-03-03 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

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The Rabbit Magician, ca. 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1884 Media: Ink on paper

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State Motor Co., Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.


Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!

Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - A word of thanks

… University of New England And of course, the amazing staff at the Maine Community Heritage Project and the Maine Memory Network--Larissa, Kathy…

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Skowhegan Community History - About the Project

… digital photographs of these and many other amazing items. Working closely with staff from MHS and the History House, students have learned to do…

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Historic Hallowell - Affects of the Blizzard of 1952

… and they fixed the houses, but the shock and amazement of the blizzard stayed with the people for a life time. Written by Samantha Merrill

My Maine Stories

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Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.


The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay


The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.