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Historical Items

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Item 63050

Skating on Mallye's Pond, Swan's Island, 1987

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1987 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 101222

Bangor Skating Rink, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1868 Location: Bangor Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 103853

Ice skating, Deering Oaks, Portland, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 88112

Rounds property, Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edgar E. Rounds Use: Skating Rink

Online Exhibits

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.


Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Skating Rink, 1868

Bangor Skating Rink, 1868 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The Bangor Skating Rink opened on…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Two star skaters, Bangor, 1868

… a young man from Canada in four positions while skating at the new Bangor Skating Rink in 1868. John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Riverside Park and Arboretum

In Presque Isle’s early history, citizens skated on the stream immediately adjacent to the park. Years later, the skating rink moved onto land now…

My Maine Stories

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Dan Gagne: The story behind Biddeford’s legendary speed skater
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Stories from a competitive athlete with countless awards and contributions to his community


Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.


Bob "Coach" Cote: Highlights from life of a Biddeford legend
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Bob talks about growing up in Biddeford, sports, the fire of 1947, and closing of St. Louis High.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.