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Historical Items

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Item 1509

Mary Ellen Chase, author of Silas Crockett, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Photographic print

Item 1510

Seba Smith, New York, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: New York Media: Ambrotype

Item 6769

Charles Asbury Stephens and wife, Norway, ca. 1920

Contributed by: An individual through Norway Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

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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Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

My Maine Stories

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In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

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A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Acadian Community: "Evangeline," Le Grand Dérangement, and Cultural Survival

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the history of the forced expulsion of thousands of people from Acadia, the Romantic look back at the tragedy in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous epic poem Evangeline and the heroine's adoption as an Acadian cultural figure, and Maine's Acadian community today, along with their relations with Acadian New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents and others in the Acadian Diaspora. Students will read and discuss primary documents, compare and contrast Le Grand Dérangement to other forced expulsions in Maine history and discuss the significance of cultural survival amidst hardships brought on by treaties, wars, and legislation.

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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.