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Historical Items

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Item 148316

Scott Galloway and Richard Anderson, Key West, Florida, 1999

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1999 Location: Key West Media: Photographic print

Item 148310

John Brinda with Richard Anderson, 1997

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1997 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

Item 13247

Camp Wavus Girls Hiking, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1940 Location: Jefferson Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


Building the International Appalachian Trail

Wildlife biologist Richard Anderson first proposed the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in 1993. The IAT is a long-distance hiking trail along the modern-day Appalachian, Caledonian, and Atlas Mountain ranges, geological descendants of the ancient Central Pangean Mountains. Today, the IAT stretches from the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, through portions of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Europe, and into northern Africa.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

"Some popular places to hike were Blue Hill Mountain and the Blue Hill Falls Bridge. On Parker Point, a tennis court was built in 1912 by George…"

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

"… vistas, and the exhilaration of vigorous mountain hikes. Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor, 1907Jesup Memorial Library Yet for all the joys…"

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Working in Maine

"… enjoyed interacting with the animals and taking hiking trips. The other part of his job was working in the office. He did lots of paperwork."

My Maine Stories

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C19 on Pine Point Beach
by Beth, Scarborough

Cancer patient experience during pandemic


From France to Farmington
by Celine Couillaut

I arrived in Maine and never left.


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.