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Historical Items

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Item 11777

Map of Maine, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 10684

Maine map, ca. early 1800s

Contributed by: Salmon Brook Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Media: Digital photograph of printed map

Item 105920

Redline map of Portland and South Portland, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935-11-15 Location: Portland; South Portland Media: Ink on paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109952

Outline map of properties known as Nimaha and Lyndonwood, Rockport, 1933-1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1933–1936 Location: Rockport Client: unknown Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Item 109947

City and Harbor of Portland, Maine, Portland, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1870 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Item 110247

University of Maine at Portland proposed plan, Portland, 1958-1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1958–1966 Location: Portland Client: University of Maine at Portland Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Online Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

All the other maps were built on the base map. Farmington Base Map Farmington Agricultural Sites Farmington Cemeteries Farmington Cultural Interest…

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Historic Hallowell - Train Wreck Map

… Train Wreck Map Map X

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Map of Islesboro

Map of Islesboro map of Islesboro  X

My Maine Stories

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.


My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.


The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Portland History: Mapping Portland, 1690 - 1900

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways. This lesson plan uses five maps to trace the development of Portland from its earliest settlements.

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Portland History: Lemuel Moody and the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Lemuel Moody and the Portland Observatory Included are interesting facts to share with your students and for students, an interactive slide show available on-line at Maine Memory Network. The "Images" slide show allows students to place historical images of the Observatory in a timeline. Utilizing their observation skills students will place these images in chronological order by looking for changes within the built environment for clues. Also available is the "Maps" slide show, a series of maps from key eras in Portland's history. Students will answer the questions in the slide show to better understand the topography of Portland, the need for an Observatory and the changes in the landscape and the population centers.

Lesson Plan

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 the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. 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 taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.