Category: Social Movements & Services, Clubs & societies
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 765
Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-11-24 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print
Letter concerning demise of Inter Racial Fellowship, Portland, 1936
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936-09-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Men's Group, Presque Isle, ca. 1910
Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 12
Student Exhibit: Save the Skowhegan Grange & Granges in General
A brief history of the Grange in Skowhegan, its importance to community history, and a plea to save it from destruction.
Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.
In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 301
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 4
How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes
Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.
Alice Bertrand shares highlights from her 100+ years
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
What is it like to live through all the events that have occurred in the past 100+ years?
Tammy Ackerman: Falling in love with Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center
Someone "from away" who fell in love with Biddeford and contributed to its transformation
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
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.
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.