Author Archives: Don Taylor

Next Meeting February 4th

Our next meeting is February 4th! 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 … Continue reading

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Spirits Alive Program – January 27, 2018

The following program hosted by Spirits Alive may be of interest. Your Father Still Fears at New England Will Be Depopulated: Mainers and the Rush for California Gold News of California gold changed the lives of everyone in Maine – … Continue reading

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Scarborough Cemeteries

The Next SHS Meeting February 4th, 2018 – 2 PM – Scarborough Public Library The program for February will be a talk by Jan Makowski about her years of research on local cemeteries. Beginning in the late 1980s and continuing through … 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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