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Historical Items

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Item 67532

Schoolyard sports, St. Peter's School, Lewiston, 1925

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries Date: circa 1925 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 19000

Welcome poster, Fryeburg, 1937

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: Fryeburg Media: Ink on paper

Item 111597

Leather patch jodhpurs, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Media: cotton, leather, plastic

Tax Records

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Item 35210

569-575 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eoline M Wilson Use: Filling Station & Store

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109206

Taggett & Gartley Company and Northern Maine Sport Shop alterations, Houlton, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Location: Houlton Clients: Taggett & Gartley Company; Northern Maine Sport Shop Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 111553

Salt Pump climbing gym floor plan, Scarborough, 2013

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2013 Location: Scarborough Clients: Taki Miyamoto; Salt Pump Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 109314

Development Associates Trust building, Bangor, 1969-1973

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1969–1973 Location: Bangor; Bangor Client: Development Associates Trust Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.


Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.


Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

… High School Sports View a High School Sports Slideshow Sports, as in newspapers around the globe, occupied a prominent role in the Press…

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Ski Museum of Maine

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Guilford, Maine - SPORTS - Page 2 of 3

SPORTS Basketball Luke Nadeau, Matt Stone Mr. Webb Pirates Basketball was a very big sport in the 1900s. Over the years they won 10 championships.

My Maine Stories

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My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports


Charles "Chuck" Tsomides: devoted to family and local sports
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A life influenced by Greek ancestry, love of music and appreciation for local community sports


Ron Cote - Lessons from a star athlete and legendary coach
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

A local sports legend's life and how he applied his passion to help others pursue their own dreams.

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.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.