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Historical Items

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Item 105851

The Long Island Community Garden awaits gardeners, 2020

Courtesy of Nancy Noble, an individual partner Date: 2020-05-09 Location: Long Island Media: Digital image

Item 102459

Streeter garden, Kingfield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Kingfield Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 16783

Wadsworth-Longfellow house well, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Longfellow Garden Club Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110481

White-Levy residence conservatory garden and planting plans, Lewisboro, NY, 1995-1997

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1995–1997 Location: Lewisboro Client: Leon Levy Architect: Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


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.


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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rustic furniture, Bangor, 1865

… Sofa and Grape trellis." Martin, an accountant, gardener, and architecture and dancing enthusiast, also spent his time in 1864 and 1865 writing…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Arvida Hayford, Bangor, ca. 1867

… exact representing him carrying his pitcher of water to his office on maine st ..." Martin wrote that Hayford was a staunch Democrat and was the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Steamer "Bangor," 1847

They made it back to Belfast but ran into low water and fog, delaying their return to Bangor. The steamer was intended as a freight vessel, so there…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey