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Historical Items

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Item 82347

Master Sullivans School House, Berwick, ca. 1814

Contributed by: Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1814 Location: Berwick Media: Postcard

Item 15545

Cash paid for foreign properties cartoon, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889-04-03 Media: Ink on paper

Item 23813

Letter to Hannah Pierce about selling properties, 1849

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1849 Location: Westbrook; Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 68564

Atwood property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Annie C. Atwood Use: Cottage

Item 68583

Spicer property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eleanor M. Spicer Use: Cottage

Item 68585

Coolidge property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Helen Irene Coolidge Use: Cottage

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 109983

Additions & Alterations to Hunt Property, Beckett St., Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Client: Mr. Hunt Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 109267

Graham Realty Company property, Bangor, 1921-1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921–1938 Location: Bangor; Bangor; Bangor Client: Graham Realty Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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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.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


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.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property Text by Steve Collier and Sandy Collier Images contributed by Susan Paquette through the Surry Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, 1895

The Masonic Temple purchased the property in the late 1930s, and the church was torn down in 1939. The Masonic Temple was built on the property and…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

He was a prominent farmer with property just south of the village on the east side of Sandy River in Strong.

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.


Welimahskil: Sweet grass
by Suzanne Greenlaw

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science around Sweetgrass


A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in Gorham’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.