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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports

Historical Items

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Item 88

Elmer Albert Eggert, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 91

Jimmy (Bud) Knox, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 116

Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

Exhibit

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Ski Museum of Maine

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Surfing in Maine
by Emma G.

Emma, a student of documentary film making, talks about surfing at Scarborough Beach

Story

From Pee Wee to Pro The Maine Way
by Danny Bolduc

I am the very first person from Maine to have played hockey in the Olympics and in the NHL.

Story

I'm fortunate to live in Livermore Falls
by Kenny Jacques

I've seen a lot of changes in Livermore Falls, and hope we will reinvent again soon.