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Historical Items

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Item 82133

Biddeford and Saco Gas Light Company stock certificate, ca. 1857

Contributed by: Allison Fecteau through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1857 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 64259

Biddeford High School, 1888

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1888 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 35878

Emery school, Biddeford, 1927

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1927 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111664

Biddeford City Building, Biddeford, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Biddeford Client: City of Biddeford Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 110241

Biddeford High School proposed addition, Biddeford, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972 Location: Biddeford Client: City of Biddeford Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Item 110233

Biddeford High School addition, Biddeford, 1971-1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971–1972 Location: Biddeford Client: City of Biddeford Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Site Pages

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Biddeford Historical Society

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

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Biddeford Mills Museum

A historic mill museum dedicated to creating exhibits that will educate the community and highlight mill history; as a research collection to assist the public in locating information on the mill’s buildings, history and employees; and to ensure the story of Biddeford’s economic and industrial revolution remains relevant and accessible to diverse audiences.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…

My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

Dr. Norman Beaupré: Preserving his Franco-American culture
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Journey growing up as a Franco-American in Biddeford to his career as a professor and author.