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Historical Items

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Item 31401

Centennial decor, Lubec, 1911

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1911 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 10221

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Item 10220

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Tax Records

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Item 53873

46 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albion H. Brown Use: Paint Shop

Item 87939

McVey property, N. Side Island Avenue, Lot 95, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alice E. McVey Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Exhibit

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950 Contributed by Presque Isle Fire Department Description The photograph was taken in December…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

… to adorn table centerpieces and other seasonal decorations, before plastic and foam decorations were created.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… to adorn table centerpieces and other seasonal decorations, before plastic and foam decorations were created.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

Story

Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

Story

My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.