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Historical Items

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Item 27820

Old Church on the Hill, Thomaston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 78860

First Parish Church, Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 18704

First Parish Church, Portland, ca. 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1886 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Painted wood

Online Exhibits

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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"Downtown from 1759 to 1815 The center of shipbuilding activity and settlement in the latter half of the 18th century was in what is now known as the…"

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 1 of 2

"Both Heyer and Sawyer were born in the mid-eighteenth century, fought in the Revolution as young men, and lived for more than a century – long enough…"

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

"The Eighteenth Century Resettlement occurred in the fall of 1702 when eight men, likely accompanied by their families, sailed from Lynn to Black…"

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars