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Historical Items

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Item 36022

Private Suite of E. C. Heselton, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 16255

Operating room, Eastern Maine Medical Center, 1974

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: 1974 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 11560

Two-piece dark suit worn by Helen Gammon Patrick, York, ca. 1877

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1877 Location: Kennebunk Media: Flannel

Tax Records

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Item 91786

135-139 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry L and Mary T Hayes Use: Dwelling

Online Exhibits

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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Northern Threads: Adaptive reuse

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring up-cycled and reused historic fabrics.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Minimalist wool skirt suit, ca. 1943 - Page 1 of 3

Minimalist wool skirt suit, ca. 1943 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description View additional information about this item on…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Plum skirt suit with cape, ca. 1945 - Page 1 of 3

Plum skirt suit with cape, ca. 1945 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description View additional information about this item on…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 3 of 3

1940-1950 Summer weight suit, ca. 1948Maine Historical Society Limited French fashion influence during the war had the effect of encouraging…

My Maine Stories

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year
by Dr. Andrea Louie

Toy Len Goon's granddaughter recounts her immigration to the US and becoming Mother of the Year.

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: "Christmas Bells"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
The words of this poem are more commonly known as the lyrics to a popular Christmas Carol of the same title. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in December of 1863 as the Civil War raged. It expresses his perpetual optimism and hope for the future of mankind. The poem's lively rhythm, simple rhyme and upbeat refrain have assured its popularity through the years.

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Longfellow Studies: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The Poet's Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.

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Longfellow Studies: "Haunted Houses"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."