Maine Historical Society

Type: Organization
Name: Maine Historical Society
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scotland’s Vote to Separate Looks a Lot Like Maine’s Split from Massachusetts

By Eric LevensonBoston.com StaffSeptember 18, 2014 3:54 PMScotland took to the polls on Thursday to vote on independence from the United Kingdom. If they vote ‘Yes’ to secede, the Scottish could use Maine’s split from Massachusetts 195 years ago as a ... [Published boston.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scotland’s vote on split from United Kingdom intrigues Mainers with Scottish ties

Some believe the idea of independence sounds romantic but might not be practical, and many say it’s not for them to decide.As a teenager in Glasgow, Isabella Thurston was a self-proclaimed “rabid independent.”As a 77-year-old living in Falmouth, however, ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Westbrook water-main project unearths rare find

WESTBROOK - Rare and well-preserved wooden water pipes have been unearthed from the ground on Longfellow Street in Westbrook.The find, just before Labor Day weekend, stunned Casey Reynolds and the rest of his crew from St. Laurent & Son, an excavation ... [Published Keep Me Current - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Demolition of Anshe Sfard synagogue, 1983

In 1983, the owners of the ‘Top of the Old Port’ parking lot tore down one of Portland’s oldest synagogues.Contemporary photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer; historic photo from the Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives (photographer ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Passenger pigeon’s demise provides a timeless lesson

HINCKLEY — Across Maine and the nation, commemorative events are calling attention to endangered and threatened species in memory of Martha, last of the now-extinct passenger pigeons who died 100 years ago this month.Passenger pigeons were once the most ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

In final bow, Verzosa offers gubernatorial candidate events

In his final artistic flourish in Portland, local gallery owner Andy Verzosa is getting political. He's hosting a Meet the Governor series with each of the three candidates at his Aucocisco Galleries, beginning this Saturday, Sept. 6, at noon, with Michael ... [Published Portland Daily Sun - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Levinsky explores personal stories of Portland's 1866 fire

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at noon, directors of the Maine Historical Society lecture hall will host Allan Levinsky for a book talk and signing of "The Night the Sky Turned Red: The Story of the Great Portland Maine Fire of July 4, 1866, as told by those who ... [Published Portland Daily Sun - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Lewiston library to host program on Maine Memory Network

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will host the Maine Historical Society for a program on the Maine Memory Network, MHS’s statewide digital museum, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. The 90-minute program is free and open to the public.Candace Kanes, ... [Published Sun-Journal - Aug 28 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

BEA 2014: Morgan Rielly: Teenager on a History Mission

The result is his first book, Neighborhood Heroes: Life Lessons From Maine’s Greatest Generation, from Down East Books (May), which includes the stories of 25 veterans—both men and women.Rielly, now 18, is his high school class president and salutatorian. ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - May 30 2014]

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On Wednesday, Portland Mayor Michael Brennan issued a proclamation recognizing Verzosa as "a significant contributor to the cultural life of Portland as a business owner, nonprofit and foundation board member and community helper" and thanked him for the "annual economic impact of next to $1 million" the Art Walk brings into the city
On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at noon, directors of the Maine Historical Society lecture hall will host Allan Levinsky for a book talk and signing of "The Night the Sky Turned Red: The Story of the Great Portland Maine Fire of July 4, 1866, as told by those who lived through it."

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Scotland’s Vote to Separate Looks a Lot Like Ma... [Published boston.com - Sep 18 2014]
Westbrook water-main project unearths rare find [Published Keep Me Current - Sep 18 2014]
Scotland’s vote on split from United Kingdom in... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 18 2014]
Demolition of Anshe Sfard synagogue, 1983 [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 08 2014]
Passenger pigeon’s demise provides a timeless l... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 07 2014]
In final bow, Verzosa offers gubernatorial cand... [Published Portland Daily Sun - Sep 05 2014]
Levinsky explores personal stories of Portland'... [Published Portland Daily Sun - Aug 29 2014]
Lewiston library to host program on Maine Memor... [Published Sun-Journal - Aug 28 2014]
BEA 2014: Morgan Rielly: Teenager on a History ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - May 30 2014]
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