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Historical Items

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Item 11449

Entertaining legislators, Augusta, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-12-01 Location: Augusta; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 21997

Paulinus M. Foster, Anson, 1850

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1850 Location: Augusta; Anson; Augusta; Anson Media: Carte de visite

Item 102121

Frederick Dow, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Crayon Enhanced Photographic Print

Exhibits

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… including councilman, alderman, mayor, State legislator, and Maine Commissioner to the World’s Fair in Paris. Mr.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… sought their own identities and obtained legislative permission to break away. When Chelsea, Manchester and Farmingdale were created, Hallowell’s…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell House

The hotel hosted legislators and famous visitors: Phillips Brooks, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel Webster, Franklin Peirce and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

My Maine Stories

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Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between Maine (and the United States) and the Wabanaki peoples living within the drawn boundaries of the state over the last 400 years. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by looking at colonial treaties and proclamations, and legislative acts in the 20th and 21st centuries including the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and the 21st century legal cases that the act spurred.

Lesson Plan

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.