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Historical Items

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Item 6598

The Small Shop, Lewiston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 10753

Monson Shoe repair business, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 6800

John Chase Small

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1893 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 52734

4-8 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small Use: Store - Furniture

Item 52738

14-16 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small Use: Store & Club Rooms

Item 40190

1174 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William Lord Use: Store - Grocery

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

Exhibit

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Businesses

Businesses Businesses large and small have contributed to the growth Presque Isle.

Site Page

Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

Instead you will find lots of small businesses, including the Guilford Bed and Breakfast. Guilford Bed and Breakfast, ca.

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

A real estate business was established during the 1880s and was known as the Islesboro Land and Improvement Company.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Story

Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.