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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 7489

Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium et Virginia, ca. 1642

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1642 Media: Map, ink on paper

Item 104600

Map of the District of Maine, 1815

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1815 Media: Ink on Paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

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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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Site Page

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…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Train Wreck Map

… Train Wreck Map Map X

Site Page

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

Map of Islesboro map of Islesboro  X

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways.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

Stewarding Maine's Natural Resources

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce elementary-grade students to the concepts and importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK), taught and understood through oral history to generations of Wabanaki peoples. Through learning about important figures in the region’s history – including Molly Ockett (Pigwacket, ca. 1740-1816) and David Moses Bridges (Passamaquoddy, 1962-2017) – as well as the rivers, forests, animals, and coastline that define the ecology of the region, students will engage in discussions about how humans can be stewards of the local ecosystem and how non-Native Maine citizens can listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of Wabanaki neighbors to assist in the future of a sustainable environment.