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Keywords: memorials

Historical Items

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Item 16788

Presque Isle Memorials 1900

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 31521

Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, 1985

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: 1985 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 31525

Prince Memorial Library addition, Cumberland, 1995

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: 1995 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70369

Assessor's Record, 133 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clark Memorial Church Use: Shed

Item 75995

653 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The George W. Leighton Company Use: Factory - Cemetery Memorials

Item 70368

135 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clark Memorial Church Use: Dwelling - Single family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109305

Eastport Memorial Hospital drawings, Eastport, 1969-1974

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1969–1974 Location: Eastport Client: Eastport Memorial Hospital Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110122

Proposed Nordica Memorial Museum, Farmington, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Farmington Client: Nordica Memorial Museum Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 109129

Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library, Mars Hill, 1950-1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950–1951 Location: Mars Hill Client: Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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WWI Memorial Trees along Portland's Baxter Boulevard

On Memorial Day of 1920, the City of Portland planted 100 Linden trees on Forest Avenue, each dedicated to the memory of one military service member who had died in World War I, or who had served honorably.

Exhibit

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

Site Pages

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John Bapst Memorial High School

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Cumberland's Prince Memorial Library : Evolution of a Community Institution

"Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, ca. 1923Prince Memorial Library January 7, 1923 Opening Architect George Chase Emery of Waltham, MA, was chosen…"

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - Davenport Memorial and City Hall

"… columns is an inscription that states, “Davenport Memorial In Memory of Charles Davenport.” This particular building designed by Charles Loring, is…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

Saturday Evening Dances at the Westport Town Hall
by Deborah G. Greenleaf

Fond Memories of Westport Island

Story

Annette Addorio: 100+ years of memories from full life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From 1914 to 2018, highlights from my life in Biddeford

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

World War I and Our Community

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.

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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.