Keywords: summer homes
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 635
Frank Swan's Summer Camp Ca. 1905
Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Madison Media: Photographic print
Drexel cottage, Islesboro, ca. 1915
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Islesboro Media: Glass Plate Negative
Summer cottages at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, ca. 1910
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point Media: Glass Negative
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Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 16
Thomas Knight summer home, Brooksville, 1945
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945 Location: Brooksville Client: Thomas Knight Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Joanne & Dick Warrens' summer house, Dedham, 1948
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Dedham Client: Dick Warren Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Summer residence of Hon. Wm. Tudor Gardiner, Woolwich, 1928
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Woolwich Client: William Tudor Gardiner Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 83
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
Summer Folk: The Postcard View
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 136
Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts
… of Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point, the Dark Harbor summer people valued a more natural, rugged summer experience, including walking on the stone…
Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807
Letters Eliza wrote during the summer of 1800 indicate that she and Stephen Longfellow -- who was a favorite of both Eliza and Zilpah -- had an…
Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901
… "...on our own street we have had a whole summer of dust already...for in our town is the constant stir up by the horse cars.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 24
"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.