Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 917
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Jimmy (Bud) Knox, Portland, 1927
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 1 of 1
Salt Pump climbing gym floor plan, Scarborough, 2013
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2013 Location: Scarborough Clients: Taki Miyamoto; Salt Pump Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 10
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.
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.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 14
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 27
Mark Plummer, golfer from Maine
by Mark Plummer
Amateur golfer from Maine, Mark Plummer discussed his golf career and life lessons
Surfing in Maine
by Emma G.
Emma, a student of documentary film making, talks about surfing at Scarborough Beach
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.
Building Community/Community Buildings
Grade Level: 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.