Category: People, Famous Maine People
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Waterford Media: Copy of a pen and ink drawing
Gravestone of Charles F. Brown, Waterford, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 21
Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection
John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.
Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 15
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - "Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"
"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans" Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans View Immigration and Americanization slideshow Text by…
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront
Along the Waterfront X The Portland Press Herald and the Evening Express ran a regular column on what was going on on Portland's busy working…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 3
Minik Wallace 1891-1918
by Genevieve LeMoine, The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
The life of Minik, an Inuit person from Greenland who grew up in New York City.
The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado
The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket
Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.
Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
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.
Grade Level: Postsecondary
Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.