Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 5390
Poster for Portland Art Museum visitors' teas, ca. 1965
Do you know the year of this poster?
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 2004-07-10 Location: Bangor Media: digital photograph
Bird and butterfly display at the Portland Society of Natural History, ca. 1965
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print (edited)
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95-107 Spring Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Portland Society of Art Style: Federal Use: Art Museum
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 42
Proposed Nordica Memorial Museum, Farmington, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Farmington Client: Nordica Memorial Museum Architect: John P. Thomas
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum garden plans, Boston, MA, 2003
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2003 Location: Boston Client: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Architect: Meridian Associates Inc
Sculpture garden at Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, MA, 2000-2001
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2000–2001 Location: Gloucester Client: Cape Ann Historical Museum Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 106
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.
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye
The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.
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My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 41
My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd
I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.
Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber
I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.
A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker
Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 3
Primary Sources: Museum Practices for Students
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5
Content Area: Social Studies
Included here are some basics about general museum etiquette and ways to enable your students a greater understanding of museums, artifacts and their significance in illustrating history.
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 Writer's Hour - "Footprints on the Sands of Time"
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
These lessons will introduce the world-famous American writer and a selection of his work with a compelling historical fiction theme. Students take up the quest: Who was HWL and did his poetry leave footprints on the sands of time? They will "tour" his Cambridge home through young eyes, listen, and discuss poems from a writers viewpoint, and create their own poems inspired by Longfellow's works. The interdisciplinary approach utilizes critical thinking skills, living history, technology integration, maps, photos, books, and peer collaboration. The mission is to get students keenly interested in what makes a great writer by using Longfellow as a historic role model. The lessons are designed for students at varying reading levels. Slow learners engage in living history with Alices fascinating search through the historic Craigie house, while gifted and talented students may dramatize the virtual tour as a monologue. Constant discovery and exciting presentations keep the magic in lessons. Remember that, "the youthful mind must be interested in order to be instructed." Students will build strong writing skills encouraging them to leave their own "footprints on the sands of time."