Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political Parties
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 149
Gus Hall, presidential candidate, 1980
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-10-21 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Randolph Codman letter on Stephen Longfellow election campaign, 1823
Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1823 Location: Standish; Gorham Media: Ink on paper
Progressive Party Presidential Election Street Banner in Blue Hill, 1912
Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Blue Hill Media: Postcard
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 5
Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 185
Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2
The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation The committee sent a similar address to the citizens of Maine urging them to support…
Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2
The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation Overwhelmingly dedicated to independence from Britain, Mainers quieted any murmurs of…
Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789
The Coasting Law of 1789 'Unity' and 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1775 The Coasting Law of 1789 required that merchant ships port and register at…
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.