Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 599
Black Hawk Putnam's sabre, 1862
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1862 Location: Houlton Media: Metal
Captain Black Hawk Putnam's boots, 1862
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1862 Location: Houlton Media: Leather
Black Hawk Tavern, Houlton, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 25
Black property, E. Side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Hulda M. Black Use: Hospital
Assessor's Record, Black property, Sunset Road, Cliff Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Norman I. Black Use: Land
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 67
A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine
The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.
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.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 117
Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute
Whitney, Clerk. Trustees were Floyd Black and Raymond Jacobs. Contentious weathervane at Claude L.
Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement
… in 1829, through the influence of Colonel John Black, who had been the leader in the 1809 changes, the Surry territory was re-annexed where it…
Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property
… Phebe in Her Old Age Phebe wears a black coat in the only photograph we have of her.Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Resources…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 35
Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold
Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of June 2020
A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven
The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Black History and the History of Slavery in Maine
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Black community in Maine and the U.S., including Black people who were enslaved in Maine, Maine’s connections to slavery and the slave trade, a look into the racism and discrimination many Black people in Maine have experienced, and highlights selected histories of Black people, demonstrating the longevity of their experiences and contributions to the community and culture in Maine.