Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 5085
Pepperell Mills boarding houses, Biddeford, ca. 1875
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1875 Location: Biddeford Media: Stereograph
Laconia Mills boarding houses, Biddeford, ca. 1895
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print
Smelt houses, Stroudwater, 1898
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 18314
Fish House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Fish House
Freight House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Freight House
Perry - Dirigo House property, S. Side, Long Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Perry - Dirigo House Use: Bath House
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 612
Blaine House existing vegetation, Augusta, 1989
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1989 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: Blaine House Restoration Committee
J. B. Brown town houses on Neal St., Portland, 1906
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
J. B. Brown town houses on West St., Portland, 1910
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 179
Photographer Elijah Cobb's 1985 portfolio of the Laura E. Richards House, with text by Rosalind Cobb Wiggins and Laura E. Putnam.
Great Cranberry Island's Preble House
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 923
Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House
Lambard and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.
Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House
The Bath Opera House had a raging fire. The inside of the Opera House was wood, while the outside was brick.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 47
Documenting Portland's Neighborhood Bars
by David Read
Peanut House, Sportsman's Grill and a proposal to document Portland's Neighborhood Bars
Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich
Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.
In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood
An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 3
Building Community/Community Buildings
Grade Level: 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.
Longfellow Studies: "Haunted Houses"
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."
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 writers 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 Alices 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."