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Historical Items

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Item 105344

Island Ledge Casino, Wells Beach, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Wells Media: postcard

Item 105345

The square from casino, Wells Beach, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Wells Media: postcard

Item 102279

Placemat for Forbes Dining, Wells Beach, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Wells Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 32804

Assessor's Record, 11 Abbott Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hellen Wells Use: Shed

Item 86546

81-83 Winter Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Wells Use: Dwelling

Item 31997

11 Abbott Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hellen M. Wells Style: Vernacular Victorian Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… civic organizations filled with the ranks of the well-to-do and well-connected husbands and fathers of the clubwomen, such as the York County…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

This system remained in service until 1980 when a deep well pumping station took over the task and twelve inch distribution mains were laid.

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Life on a Tidal River - Football Oracle Page 4

… brief report of their last game of the season as well as a list of all the players on the team. View additional information about this item on the…

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment


Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.


The Mercy mission called to me deeply
by Melissa Skahan

Melissa Skahan recounted her admiration for the Sisters, as well as her years of work at Mercy

Lesson Plans

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Integration of Longfellow's Poetry into American Studies

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Students and teachers will examine Longfellow's ability to express universality of human emotions/experiences as well as looking at the patterns he articulates in history that are applicable well beyond his era. With each poem, students will explore a common set of central guiding questions.

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Construction, Preservation and Restoration

Grade Level: 3-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Included here are activities based in economics, mathematics, physics, social studies, civics and language arts. Students can debate the issues surrounding preservation and urban development as well as the changing value of money.

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Celebrity's Picture: Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes

Grade Level: 3-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Here students will contrast original 2-D images (paintings, drawings, photos, cut silhouettes) with their commercially replicated print versions (engravings, lithographs, inked silhouettes), with special attention to artists' interpretations of the poet's personality. They will also examine the famous man's aging process and biography through his changing appearance , observe changes in the technology of producing nineteenth century portraits demonstrated in commercial printmaking and photography, and link them to changing cultural mores, and identify some of the more or less obscure artists trying to earn a living through portraiture in New England during Longfellow's lifetime.