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First Congregational Church, City Hall, Brewer, ca. 1910
Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: circa 1910 Location: Brewer Media: Postcard
Destruction of Portland City Hall, ca. 1908
Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Date: 1908-01-24 Location: Portland Media: Photograph on postcard
Old City Building, Lewiston, ca. 1885
Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 19145
Simonton property, City Street, Cliff Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: John R. Simonton Use: Fish House
Graham property, City View Avenue, Little Diamond Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Frederick W. Graham Use: Summer Dwelling
Eckman property, City View Avenue, Little Diamond Island, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: May Eckman Use: Summer Dwelling
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 109
Portland City Hall, Portland, 1909-1912
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909–1912 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: Carrere & Hastings Architects
Portland City Hall, Portland, 1910-1914
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910–1914 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: Carrere & Hastings Architects
City Hall granite gable parapets, Portland, 1910
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: Carrère & Hastings
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 127
A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius
During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 359
Brewer is the gateway to coastal communities and Acadia National Park. The city along with Bangor also serves as a trading and distribution center for the coastal areas and towns and cities to the north with the total region having a population of approximately 250,000 people.
Bath's Historic Downtown - Davenport Memorial and City Hall
The City Hall earlier provided a home for many of the City of Bath's offices. It housed the offices of the city clerk, the treasurer, the mayor, and…
Historic Hallowell - City Marshals
City Marshals The term City Marshal is an old word representing the head of the police department. Since 1967, city marshals have been called police…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 35
Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis
The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.
Paul Gagne: Living a life fully engaged in his community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
A man with a wide range of skills and talents shares them for the benefit of his community
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?
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 4
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.
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.
Longfellow Studies: "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport"
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's poem "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport" opens up the issue of the earliest history of the Jews in America, and the significant roles they played as businessmen and later benefactors to the greater community. The history of the building itself is notable in terms of early American architecture, its having been designed, apparently gratis, by the most noted architect of the day. Furthermore, the poem traces the history of Newport as kind of a microcosm of New England commercial cities before the industrialization boom. For almost any age student the poem could be used to open up interest in local cemeteries, which are almost always a wealth of curiousities and history. Longfellow and his friends enjoyed exploring cemeteries, and today our little local cemeteries can be used to teach little local histories and parts of the big picture as well. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow visited the Jewish cemetery in Newport, RI on July 9, 1852. His popular poem about the site, published two years later, was certainly a sympathetic portrayal of the place and its people. In addition to Victorian romantic musings about the "Hebrews in their graves," Longfellow includes in this poem references to the historic persecution of the Jews, as well as very specific references to their religious practices. Since the cemetery and the nearby synagogue were restored and protected with an infusion of funding just a couple years after Longfellow's visit, and later a congregation again assembled, his gloomy predictions about the place proved false (never mind the conclusion of the poem, "And the dead nations never rise again!"). Nevertheless, it is a fascinating poem, and an interesting window into the history of the nation's oldest extant synagogue.