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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 103349

Band on "The Dave Astor Show," Portland, ca. 1969

Mystery Corner Item Who are they?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1969 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency

Item 13051

Ballroom, Holden-Frost House, Topsham, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print

Item 23033

Reno sheet music, Mapleton, 1910

Contributed by: Alice Shepard through Haystack Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Mapleton; New York Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109102

George Barnes vacation home, Houlton, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Houlton Client: George Barnes Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109104

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Brechemin swimming pool, Belfast, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Belfast Client: Louis Brechemin Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109105

Studio WABI TV, Bangor, 1947-1955

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947–1955 Location: Bangor Client: WABI Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.

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Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.

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Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

Site Pages

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Greater Portland Landmarks

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Moosehead Messenger

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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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My Maine Stories

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Betty Cody, country music legend
by Maine Historical Society

Betty Cody is noted as Maine's most recognized female singer

Story

Keeping Dance and Music Alive
by Cindy Larock

Cindy Larock's involvement in the traditional music and dance scene in Maine for over 40 years.

Story

Mémère’s Notebook
by Robert Sylvain

My Mémère’s Notebook of old Acadian Folksongs

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/ Recycle S.T.E.A.M Challenge

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts
In honor of Earth Day (or any day), Students use recycled, reused, and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the Engineer Design Process to develop their ideas. Students use the elements and principles to analyze their prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills during peer feedback protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.