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Historical Items

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Item 46387

Gift Shop, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 8654

Oakhurst Dairy gift calendar, 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1970 Media: Ink on paper

Item 99269

Buck Harbor Gift Shop, South Brooksville, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Brooksville Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109315

Broad Street Arcade, Bangor, 1974-1984

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1974–1984 Location: Bangor; Bangor Client: unknown Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110052

Clement F. Robinson residence at 33 Carroll St., Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Portland Client: Clement F. Robinson Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Exhibit

Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…

Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Welcome

Welcome Come to SurryItem Contributed bySurry Historical Society Welcome to the Hancock County coastal community of Surry.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.

Story

What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: The Writer's Hour - "Footprints on the Sands of Time"

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
These lessons will introduce the world-famous American writer and a selection of his work with a compelling historical fiction theme. Students take up the quest: Who was HWL and did his poetry leave footprints on the sands of time? They will "tour" his Cambridge home through young eyes, listen, and discuss poems from a writer’s viewpoint, and create their own poems inspired by Longfellow's works. The interdisciplinary approach utilizes critical thinking skills, living history, technology integration, maps, photos, books, and peer collaboration. The mission is to get students keenly interested in what makes a great writer by using Longfellow as a historic role model. The lessons are designed for students at varying reading levels. Slow learners engage in living history with Alice’s fascinating search through the historic Craigie house, while gifted and talented students may dramatize the virtual tour as a monologue. Constant discovery and exciting presentations keep the magic in lessons. Remember that, "the youthful mind must be interested in order to be instructed." Students will build strong writing skills encouraging them to leave their own "footprints on the sands of time."