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Historical Items

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Item 23496

Pressed flowers, leaves and moth, 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1831 Location: Gorham Media: Plants, paper

Item 100769

John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1864 Location: Bangor Media: Watercolor and ink on paper

Item 12248

Bath Iron Works fabrication plant, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1955 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Tax Records

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Item 86268

Power Plant, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Power Plant

Item 88127

Power Plant, Island Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Brown Use: Power Plant

Item 86344

Ice Cream Plant, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Ice Cream Plant

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109925

Blaine House existing plantings, Augusta, 1987-1988

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–1988 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: State of Maine Department of Transportation

Item 111308

Central Maine Power plant, Skowhegan, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920–1921 Location: Skowhegan Client: Central Maine Power Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 109940

Planting Plan for J. H. Smith, Falmouth, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1891 Location: Falmouth Client: J. H. Smith, Esq. Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Exhibit

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

The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

… began writing in 1864, provides details of each planting and other elements, all numbered on the drawing. It appears on page 477 of the journal.

Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's plow, Hampden, ca. 1833

… in his journal and other accounts about his gardens and plantings. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

… had the 15-year-old, 12-foot-tall tree dug up and planted it in his yard. He saved it from a gale, but later a cow came into his yard and damaged…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

Story

Paul Gagne: Living a life fully engaged in his community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A man with a wide range of skills and talents shares them for the benefit of his community

Story

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Why is Maine the Pine Tree State?

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students in early elementary grades a foundation for identifying the recognizable animals and natural resources of Maine. In this lesson, students will learn about and identify animals and plants significant to the state, and will identify what types of environments are best suited to different types of plant and animal life. Students will have the opportunity to put their own community wildlife into a large-scale perspective.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Out of Ash

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of the ash tree population in North America, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Wabanaki oral histories as well as the geological/glacial beginnings of the region we now know as Maine for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Wabanaki cultural history and environmental history in Maine. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, the concepts of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Stewarding 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 people. 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. Students will learn about Wabanaki artists, teachers, and leaders from the past and present to help contextualize the concepts and ideas in this lesson, and learn about how Wabanaki youth are carrying tradition forward into the future.