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Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 1200
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Sebec Media: Photographic print
Shanty town over Eastern Promenade, July 1909
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print
Slums and dump, Eastern Promenade, 1908
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 584
Cottage for Major W. M. Dunn on Cushing Island, Portland, ca. 1891
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: Portland Client: William McKee Dunn Architect: John Calvin Stevens
William A. Richardson residence & guest house, Penobscot, 1972
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972 Location: Penobscot Client: William A. Richardson Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Residence for Mrs. Brooks Leavitt, Wilton, 1935-1951
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935–1951 Location: Wilton; Wilton Client: Elizabeth Leavitt Architect: John Howard Stevens; John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 6
Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce
Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.
Photographer Elijah Cobb's 1985 portfolio of the Laura E. Richards House, with text by Rosalind Cobb Wiggins and Laura E. Putnam.
The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 184
Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - People of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House
People of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society Only two families occupied the…
Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807
The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807 Silhouette of Peleg Wadsworth, Portland, ca. 1800Maine Historical Society Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth lived in…
Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland
The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland "It is but right that the house should belong to the public… Henry always loved the old home above any…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 14
"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.
My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham
A story about my father and our family.
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.