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Historical Items

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Item 54419

Ice skating, Fairfield, ca. 1955

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1955 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 63050

Skating on Mallye's Pond, Swan's Island, 1987

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1987 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 103853

Ice skating, Deering Oaks, Portland, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.


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."


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Riverside Park and Arboretum

… the opening of the Forum Building in 1975, ice skating was moved to that facility. Sources: Haskell, William V.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

… pit and iced over in the winter to make a popular skating pond. When the pond was drained in 2003, many treasures were found: old tools, items lost…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

The ponds made for excellent ice skating and were used regularly. Donald LeMoine sledding, Swan's Island, ca.

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.