Author Archives: Don Taylor

No Meeting January 3rd!

Our meeting is January 7th! The regular meeting of the Scarborough Historical Society has moved from the evening of the first Wednesday to the afternoon of the first Sunday and from the museum to the library. Reminder: The next meeting … Continue reading

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Hotels of Scarborough

NOTE: Changes of Date, Time, and Location! This month’s Scarborough Historical Society meeting and presentation will be at 2:00 pm, January 7th, 2018, at the Scarborough Public Library. “The Hotels of Scarborough Beach and Prouts Neck” will be presented by … Continue reading

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The Wayland & The Saint Louis Home for Boys

Dunstan, Scarborough Town, Cumberland County By Don Taylor All of us who drive through the Dunstan area in Scarborough have seen it. The big, yellow, monster of a building at the corner of US Route One and Broadturn Road. Looking … Continue reading

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Bible of Thomas and Margaret Dearing (dated 1847)

Bible of Thomas and Margaret Dearing (dated 1847) Transcribed by: Eloise LeFevre Graham Brooks October 24, 2005 [Webmaster Note: This Bible mentions “Henry C. Leary of Scrobro, Maine” (Scarboro) and individuals from Saco, Portland, and Old Orchard.  Parts of this … Continue reading

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History & Care of Clocks

The Scarborough Historical Society Meeting on  Wednesday, December 6th, will feature Paul Fournier of Scarborough Hollow Clock Works. His business repairs nearly all types of clocks from the 1700s through modern quartz and electrics. His website claims that “cuckoo is spoken there!” Paul is a graduate of the … Continue reading

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Raffle Tickets!

Stop by the Museum and get tickets for our two amazing raffles!             Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Historical Society every Tuesday and the second Saturday each month (December 9th is … Continue reading

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Coming In June – The King Trunk

On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, Becky Delaware will talk about the contents of the King Trunk, a gem from the collection of the Historical Society and a veritable time capsule of the King family kept by Fidelia King Hawkes, wife of Aaron Hawkes. … Continue reading

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New Library Pages

The Scarborough Historical Museum has an incredible number of books, manuscripts, and other items available to researchers at the museum.  Over the past few weeks, I have tried several different methods to catalog the books we have in one of … Continue reading

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March 1, 2017 Program – Scarborough Woolly Mammoth

Reminder: Program is Tonight – 1 March 2017 The March program will include Wally Fengler who will be talking about the wooly mammoth found on his Scarborough property in 1959.  Initially thought to be an elephant, testing revealed it to … Continue reading

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Black Point School – Class Photo 1934

Left to Right Front Row Percy Nichols, Roger Saywood, Donald Fredericks, Edward Meserve Jr.,  Donald Richardson, Wade Harmon, Clayton Skillings. Second Row Isabelle Harmon, Marguerite Skillings, Betty Brimson, Shirley Libby, Beverly Meserve, Frances Burnson, Deloris Harmon, Eva Swinborn Third Row Miss … Continue reading

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