Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 356
John Martin Dancing Fraternity card, Bangor 1868
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1868 Location: Bangor Media: Lithograph
Lucy Johnson's Dancing Class, Skowhegan, 1927
Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1927 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 7
Assessor's Record, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als Use: Dance Hall
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 33
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler
Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.
Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 298
John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868
The waltz and polka were more intimate dances – couples dancing as partners, the man's hand on the woman's waist, the two facing one another – and…
John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865
He wrote under the illustration, "Of all the amusements in the world Dancing properly conducted is the most innocent, civil, cheapest, and…
Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance
Dance Musicians for dances at Mertic Morrison's restaurant, Swan's Island, ca.1968Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Dancing…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 28
Saturday Evening Dances at the Westport Town Hall
by Deborah G. Greenleaf
Fond Memories of Westport Island
Dancing through barriers
by Garrett Stewart
My Dad performed on the Dave Astor Show in Portland during the civil rights era.
Aurore Morin & Huguette Paquette: immigrating to Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
The experience of a young mother and her teenage sister making the transition from Quebec to Maine.