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Historical Items

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Item 13495

Fryeburg Tavern printing plate, Fryeburg, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Fryeburg Media: Metal, wood

Item 135731

Stacey Tavern Sign, York, ca. 1791

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1791 Location: York Media: wood

Item 10527

King Tavern, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 37217

7-9 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morris Goldhaber Use: Office & Rooming House

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109241

Hathaway Tavern, Columbia Falls, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Columbia Falls Client: J. D. Hathaway Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109185

Preliminary sketches for Victor J.H. Mieux, Brunswick, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Location: Brunswick Client: Victor J.H. Mieux Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: The Story of the Heywood Tavern

The story of the Heywood Tavern in Skowhegan.


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.


Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Site Pages

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Taverns, People, and Scenes

"Tavern sign, Raymond, ca. 1850Maine Historical Society Tavern Sign Maine, mid 19th century Painted wood Collections of Maine Historical Society…"

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - 1620 to 1820: New England's Great Secret

"Legal attempts at control included regulation of taverns and punishments for disruptive or destructive tipplers."

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Influential & Interesting Documents

"Men and women with solid reputations were granted licenses to run taverns, but as populations grew this social control weakened."

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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

Lesson Plans

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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.