The following link will take you to the Maine State Library's Digitized Collections of historical items. Check you the following link:
Monday, July 19, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
As I read the book, How Maine Changed the World, I suddenly realized that there was a great deal of history of accomplishment and moments that need to be presented to students with age/grade appropriate learning activities. In this post, I have included the content titles of each subject. Students can do their research on their titles and then check what they have reported to the content of this book. Each student would present their report to the class. The book can also be purchased on Amazon.
The Peavey, Stanley Steamer, Toothpick, Microwave over, Doughnut Hole, Seeds of Peace, Earmuffs, Caterpillar Tread, Photographic Dry Plate, The Bean Boot, Granite, Friendship Sloop, Sealed Dive Suit,
Airbrush, Prohibition, George Mitchell, Margaret Chase Smith, Stephen King, Ed Muskie, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Joshua Chamberlain, Milton Bradley, Louis Sockalexis, Peary and MacMillan, Telstar, Bridge-in-Backpack, Maine Coon Cat, Whoopie Pie, The Washburn Brothers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Molly Spotted Elk, The Zig-Zag Stitch, John Frank Stevens and the Panama Canal, Edna St. Vincent Milay and Louise Bogan, Henry Knox, Artemus Ward, Tabor Drop-Axle Wagon, Breech-Loading Rifle, Madame Nordica, M.A.S.H, Margaret Knight, Edward Preble, Dorothea Dix, Fly Rod Crosby, Samantha Smith, and John Ford
Friday, August 7, 2020
This post will be similar to many posts that utilize maps to help you to explore the history of Maine. In this post you are introduced to Mitchell's 1839 Travel Reference Map of the United States. The map is accompanied by a book that provides an overview of each state and a listing of the state's stage coach routes. You can explore and follow the stage coach routes that were also tied to the delivery of mail throughout the United States. You can also conduct Google Searches to research the history of Maine towns and historic events from 1839 onward. Remember to enlarge the page storyboards for easier reading. On the larger map of Maine, right click with your mouse on the image and open in a new tab. This will allow you to enlarge the map more than just clicking on the storyboard.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
A Presentation: The Lost Trotting Parks of Kennebec County & The Story of Winthrop Messenger -- A ZOOM Presentation sponsored by the Winthrop Historical Society
Part of Lost Trotting Parks' Maine 200 Initiative