Maine Historical Society

Type: Organization
Name: Maine Historical Society
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Spruce Mountain High School students learn hands-on history

LIVERMORE — Spruce Mountain High School social studies teachers Sue St. Pierre and Nate Purrington don't believe teaching history is limited to textbooks.On Tuesday, about a dozen juniors and seniors in the Our Hands-On History program pored over 19th-century ... [Published Sun-Journal - 5 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Scarborough’s Civil War role probed

SCARBOROUGH - The Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Public Library, and Scarborough Middle School are all collaborating on a yearlong exploration of the town’s Civil War history as part of a grant from the Maine Historical Society and Maine ... [Published Keep Me Current - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Bethel Historical Society to hold lecture, extended hours

BETHEL — Bethel Historical Society will hold the annual “Hall Memorial Lecture” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. This free program will take place at the Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St.Dr. William B. Krohn, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology at ... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 26 2014]
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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"We are pleased that the Norlands has been so accommodating" Purrington said
"I'm interested in what they will have to say about small business, jobs, the environment," he said. "I don't care if you love them, hate them, or are indifferent, one of these guys is going to be the leader of the state. You can meet them, see their body language, and find out if they have a sense of humor. This is how people get jobs: they interview."
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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Spruce Mountain High School students learn hand... [Published Sun-Journal - 5 hours ago]
Scarborough’s Civil War role probed [Published Keep Me Current - 12 hours ago]
Bethel Historical Society to hold lecture, exte... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 26 2014]
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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