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Historical Items

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Item 9319

Greely Institute, Cumberland, 1921

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: 1921-07-18 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 31520

Locating the old houses of Cumberland map, by Hope Dilloway, 1989

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1871 Location: Cumberland Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 31016

Cumberland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Cumberland Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 38578

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Office

Item 38579

Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 53396

159-161 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dwelling - Historic and International Longfellow Society

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110462

Milliken residence, Cumberland, 2005

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2005 Location: Cumberland Client: Roger Milliken Architect: L. Shafer; Reed & Barba

Item 110185

Cumberland Club alterations, Portland, 1906-1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906–1929 Location: Portland Client: Cumberland Club Architect: John Calvin Stevens John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 110225

Cumberland County Courthouse & Jail, Portland, 1970-1987

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1970–1987 Location: Portland Client: Cumberland County Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Online Exhibits

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MHS in Pictures: exploring our first 200 years

Two years after separating from Massachusetts, Maine leaders—many who were part of the push for statehood—also separated from Massachusetts Historical Society, creating the Maine Historical Society in 1822. The legislation signed on February 5, 1822 positioned MHS as the third-oldest state dedicated historical organization in the nation. The exhibition features MHS's five locations over the institution's two centuries, alongside images of leaders who have steered the organization through pivotal times.

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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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.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Exhibits

… The Lending Libraries of North Yarmouth and Cumberland Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor Population Decline…

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Cumberland Historical Society

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

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Welcome

Welcome X Welcome to Cumberland and North Yarmouth’s website – we’re glad you found us! Ancient North Yarmouth, the original 1680 plantation in…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

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.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Statehood

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Maine's quest for statehood began in the years immediately following the American Revolution. Though the state of Massachusetts consented to the separation in 1819 and Maine would ultimately achieve statehood in 1820, Maine’s split from Massachusetts was not without controversy and was not universally supported by people living in Maine. Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: It is in the best interests of the people of Maine for Maine to become its own state.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Statehood and the Missouri Compromise

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise, and the far-reaching implications of Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise such as the preservation and spread of slavery in the United States. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: The Missouri Compromise was deeply flawed and ultimately did more harm to the Union than good.