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Historical Items

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Item 23863

McMillan Vacation School of Fine Arts advertisement, 1933

Contributed by: Hollingsworth Fine Arts Date: 1933 Location: Belgrade Lakes Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12393

McMillan School of Fine Arts Vacation School entrance, Rome, 1933

Contributed by: Hollingsworth Fine Arts Date: circa 1933 Location: Rome; Belgrade Lakes Media: Printed black and white photo in original brochure

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Hiker, McMillan School of Fine Arts Vacation School, Rome, 1933

Contributed by: Hollingsworth Fine Arts Date: circa 1933 Location: Rome; Belgrade Lakes Media: Printed black and white photo in original brochure

Exhibits

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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."

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Home for some, vacation haven for others, most agree that we are lucky to be part of the island’s on-going history.

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Camp Runoia

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Camp Winnebago

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My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

November 1st on Horseshoe Pond
by Susan Mancine

A poem about the loss of three elderly relatives

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in Gorham’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.