Scarborough Museum Closed

The Scarborough Historical Society’s Museum is closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 increases in Maine. The museum is expected to remain closed until the number of daily cases in Maine drops back to under 100 for three days in a row when a reassessment to return to visitors by Appointment Only.

Please see Google’s Covid-19 Alert for Maine for the latest status of Coronavirus disease in Maine.

For questions regarding donations or research, please contact the society:

Please, please, wear a mask and stay healthy. 

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Holiday Cheer at the Museum

Thank you to the Scarborough Garden Club, especially Jeanette Guglielmetti, for the beautiful holiday wreaths to decorate the museum’s doors this year. Also, thank you to Joyce Alden for the boughs and berries used to decorate the window boxes.

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Added November 17th through 23rd

Research

Annual Reports

Added the Scarborough Annual Report – for 1949

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Added November 3rd through 9th

Research

Finding AidsTown Reports

Added a copy of the 1853-1854 Scarborough Town Report to the  SHS Website.

Bill Tolman Memorial Database

I created a new Bill Tolman Memorial Database Webpage and moved the content from the research page to it.

I also added links to 

  • Maine A History Vol 1 K11
  • Maine A History Vol 2 K11
  • Maine A History Vol 3 K11
  • Maine A History Vol 4 K11

Maine, Resources attractions and its people; a History – edited by Harrie B. Coe are available online at Archive.Com.

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Added October 27th to November 2nd

Research

Books

At the Museum

Added: Town Register – Scarborough – 1905 – Includes early Scarborough history, businesses, “military matters” (French & Indian, Revolutionary, & Civil wars), schools, churches, landmarks, and the 1905 Town Census. The town census is particularly interesting because it includes many non-residents and where they live when an individual’s parent still lives in Scarborough. Married daughters are also identified and their married surname is included. Available at Digital Maine, as a local download, and as a searchable book at Internet Archive.  

Research

Annual Reports

I added the 1848 Scarborough Annual Report to Archive.Org and Digital Maine.

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Added October 13th through 19th

Annual Reports

Education

Class of 1955

I added: The Four Corners – 1955 – The Scarborough High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine.

Organizations

Churches

Methodist Church (West Scarborough)

I added: Early Documents Methodist Church – 1817-1819 – Various Papers Certifying members including Philemon Rand, Simon Libby, John Woodbury, George Libby, John Libby, Solomon Hartford, Joseph Emerson, and Joseph S. Jewett. 

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Organizations – Methodist Society 1817-1819

TOWN OF SCARBOROUGH COLLECTION
CHURCHES: METHODIST SOCIETY – 1817-1819

Paper certifying that Philemon Rand a member of the Methodists of Scarborough signed by Joshua Fabyan. 17 March 1817 – FrontBack.

Same as above except certifying Simon Libby. 7 April 1817 – FrontBack.

Paper certifying John Woodbury, a member of the Methodists signed by Michael Nason – preacher & John Emery- town clerk – 31 October 1817 – FrontBack.

Paper certifying Simon Libby & George Libby members of the Methodists in Scarborough signed by Asa Heath -teacher – 9 February 1818 – FrontBack 

Paper certifying John Libby, a member of the Methodists of Scarborough signed by Joshua Fabyan – 16 March 1818 – FrontBack.

Same as above except certifying Solomon Hartford. 17 March 1818 – FrontBack

Same as above except certifying Joseph Emerson, Esq, – 21 March 1818 – FrontBack

Paper certifying Joseph S. Jewett, a member of the Methodists of Scarborough signed by Asa Heath, teacher. 29 December 1819 – FrontBack.

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Added October 6th through 12th

Annual Reports

Added the Scarborough Annual Report for 1946.

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Added 29 September to 5 October 2020.

Businesses

Hotels, Motels, & Inns

Danish Village (U.S. Route 1) 

Restaurants

Added Clark’s Normandie (Dunstan) – to the Flickr Photo

Added The Phoenix (Pine Point Beach) – Digital Maine

Miscellaneous Businesses 

Added: G. W. Knight’s Store (Dunstan Corner) – Groceries, Grain, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers – Photo.

Added: W. H. Graffam Store (Dunstan) – Photo W. H. Graffam Store, ca. 1920s.

Route 1 Street Scene – Yesterday and Today

Eldridge Water and William Graffam in front of their stores on Route One. The photo predates the trolley which was installed in 1902.

Today, Eldridge’s store would be where Merry Maids is and the W. H. Graffam store on the right where Blast From the Past Too is today.

Organizations

Free-Will Baptist Church (North Scarborough)

Records of the North Scarborough Free-Will Baptist Church – Book 2 –  89.09.58 – Transcription of church members, meetings, and other church documents. This Booklet NEEDS INDEXING and needs incorporation into the Bill Tolman Memorial Database. If you are interested in indexing this booklet, please contact us at
Scarboroughhist@gmail.com

Free Church (North Scarborough)

Added 2 photos of the North Scarborough Free Church.

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North Scarborough Free Church (Beech Ridge & County Roads) – c. 1870.

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North Scarborough Free Church, ca. 1907 — Looking west along the County Road, at the junction of Saco Street. The church was erected 1871-72; dismantled 1936), is shown on the left, at the southwest corner of the intersection.

The O. E. Sherman store is visible on the right, along the north side of the County Road.

The building in the distance (left of center) and along the south side of the County Road is the residence of Harry L. Sherman, brother of the store’s proprietor, Orra E. Sherman. The home of a third brother, William Sherman, for many years Scarborough’s tax collector, can partially be seen through the trees, beyond the store.

Updates

Updated Article: “The Wayland & The Saint Louis Home for Boys”

With a new photo of the St. Louis Home and School. 

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Added Week of September 23rd thru September 29th.

Annual Reports

Added the Scarborough Annual Report for 1944

Research

Bill Tolman Database Documents

I Scanned 89.9.57 N SCAR BAPTIST CH FC 13 from the Bill Tolman Memorial Database. These are the transcribed records of the North Scarborough Free-Will Baptist Church. The Book is now available on Digital Maine and on Archives.Org

The Free Will Baptist Church was organized June 28, 1827, in North Scarborough. This book is a transcription of the records including the names of all that have been members of the church from its organization up to Jan. 1, 1857. A second section of the book includes Church Members 1949 to 1858. There are also transcriptions of Deeds and other Church Records. This is Book 1 of 2.

Organizations

First Congregational Church

Marriage Records of the First Congregational Church were published in the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Volume 3 (1886) and are available at Internet Archive. For specific dates see:

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