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Historical Items

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Item 76125

Election Night, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Media: Photographic print

Item 12115

'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1964-01-28 Location: Bangor; Skowhegan Media: Black and white cartoon drawing

Item 77453

James Blaine telegram to G.F. Shepley, Augusta, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Rockland Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Capt. John Deering house, 1884-1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1884–1919 Location: Portland; Portland; Kennebunkport Client: John W. Deering Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

… fellow supporters of the Republican ticket to re-elect U.S. Grant and his running mate, Henry Wilson, took a train from Bangor to the rally, then…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Between 1792 and 1819 there were six separate elections for separation submitted to the General Court, and more that did not receive enough ballots…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

… 9, 1807, the upcoming Massachusetts gubernatorial elections were also declared a day to vote on Maine's separation.[21] With more than half the…

My Maine Stories

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Senator Susan Deschambault: not afraid to take on challenges
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Honoring her family's small business roots and community service through her own unconventional path


by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life


Lloyd LaFountain III family legacy and creating own path
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Lloyd followed in his family’s footsteps of serving Biddeford and the State of Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Governors

Grade Level: Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.