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Historical Items

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Item 7787

Bay of Naples Inn with steamboat in background

Contributed by: Naples Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Naples Media: Photographic print

Item 16558

Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Winter Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 10423

Hand bill advertising the Inn in Oakfield

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Oakfield; Oakfield; Oakfield Media: Printed hand bill

Tax Records

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Item 51042

130-132 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry H Pease Use: Summer Inn

Item 85120

Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: The Story of the Heywood Tavern

The story of the Heywood Tavern in Skowhegan.

Exhibit

Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

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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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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

Inns Louisburg Hotel, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The list of Mount Desert Island inns is long and legendary.

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The summer tourists stayed in a boarding house/inn, named at various times Seaside House, Seaside Hotel, The Islesborough and Johnson-by-the-Sea.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Second Islesboro Inn, aerial view, ca. 1950Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point remained the island’s only…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

Story

Julia Winters and Life in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
by Judy Zaccagnini Flynn, granddaughter

6 year old sent to Maine foster home when her parents were unable to care for her

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The PoetÂ’s Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.

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Longfellow Studies: "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"--Selected Lines and Illustrations

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maine's native son, is the epitome of Victorian Romanticism. Aroostook County is well acquainted with Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, because it is the story of the plight of the Acadians, who were deported from Acadie between 1755 and 1760. The descendants of these hard-working people inhabit much of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The students enjoy hearing the story and seeing the ink drawings. The illustrations are my interpretations. The collection took approximately two months to complete. The illustrations are presented in a Victorian-style folio, reminiscent of the family gathered in the parlor for a Sunday afternoon reading of Evangeline, which was published in 1847. Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Have students read "Evangeline A Tale of Acadie". Give a background of the Acadia Diaspora. Suggested Follow-up Activities: Students could illustrate their own poems, as well as other Longfellow poems, such as: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Village Blacksmith," or "The Children's Hour." "Tales of the Wayside Inn" is a colonial Canterbury Tales. The guest of the inn each tell stories. Student could write or illustrate their own characters or stories. Appropriate calligraphy assignments could include short poems and captions for their illustrations. Inks, pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils would be other appropriate illustrative media that could be applicable to other illustrated poems and stories. Each illustration in this exhibit was made in India ink on file folder paper. The dimensions, including the burgundy-colors mat, are 9" x 12". A friend made the calligraphy.