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Historical Items

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Item 25793

Grand Lake, Grand Lake Stream, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Grand Lake Stream Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 5495

Athian Lewey, West Grand Lake, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Media: Photographic print

Item 11518

Grand Trunk Station, Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 56672

2-10 Grand Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Elizabeth Donahue Use: Apartment

Item 56679

Assessor's Record, 15 Grand Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Minnie P. Coburn Use: Garage

Item 56673

5-7 Grand Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas C. Thomsen Devisee Use: Dwelling - Two family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110059

Addition to the House at Grand Beach for J.C. Hamlen Esq., Old Orchard, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937 Location: Old Orchard Client: J. C. Hamlen Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 109361

Summer residence at Grand Beach, Me., for Dr. S.H. Weeks, Scarborough, 1898-1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898–1945 Location: Scarborough Client: S. H. Weeks Architect: John Calvin Stevens; John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111337

Grand Truck Railway Terminal, Portland, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

Site Pages

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East Grand School

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

stands for? First of all, it stands for the Grand Army of the Republic. The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization made up of Civil…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations The Grand Army of the Republic G.A.R. picnic, Strong, ca. 1895 Members of Post 134 of the Grand Army of the…

My Maine Stories

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Sister Viola Lausier: Finance Director with a big heart
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A life dedicated to applying financial and leadership expertise in the service of others.

Story

Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.

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Sister Madeleine Couture: Dedicating her life to teaching
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The story of a life immersed in family and teaching

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Acadian Community: "Evangeline," Le Grand Dérangement, and Cultural Survival

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the history of the forced expulsion of thousands of people from Acadia, the Romantic look back at the tragedy in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous epic poem Evangeline and the heroine's adoption as an Acadian cultural figure, and Maine's Acadian community today, along with their relations with Acadian New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents and others in the Acadian Diaspora. Students will read and discuss primary documents, compare and contrast Le Grand Dérangement to other forced expulsions in Maine history and discuss the significance of cultural survival amidst hardships brought on by treaties, wars, and legislation.

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Longfellow Studies: The Acadian Diaspora - Reading "Evangeline" as a Feminist and Metaphoric Text

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Evangeline, Longfellow's heroine, has long been read as a search for Evangeline's long-lost love, Gabrielle--separated by the British in 1755 at the time of the Grand Derangement, the Acadian Diaspora. The couple comes to find each other late in life and the story ends. Or does it? Why does Longfellow choose to tell the story of this cultural group with a woman as the protagonist who is a member of a minority culture the Acadians? Does this say something about Longfellow's ability for understanding the misfortunes of others? Who is Evangeline searching for? Is it Gabriel, or her long-lost land of Acadia? Does the couple represent that which is lost to them, the land of their birth and rebirth? These are some of the thoughts and ideas which permeate Longfellow's text, Evangeline, beyond the tale of two lovers lost to one another. As the documentary, Evangeline's Quest (see below) states: "The Acadians, the only people to celebrate their defeat." They, as a cultural group, are found in the poem and their story is told.