Author Archives: Don Taylor

Maine In the Great War

The May Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting will be May 6th, 2:00 pm, at the Scarborough Public Library. After a short business meeting, guest speaker Jason C. Libby will talk about Maine’s involvement in World War I. More than 35,000 … Continue reading

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April 8th – SHS Meeting to feature talk on Wadsworth/Longfellow House

The Scarborough Historical Society’s annual meeting will be 2:00 PM, April 8th, the second Sunday of the month, as Easter is April 1st. After the business meeting, John Babin, visitor services manager for the Wadsworth/Longfellow House in Portland, take us … Continue reading

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Spirits Alive Program – March 24, 2018

A Field of Ancient Graves: Celebrating 350 Years Eastern Cemetery, Portland’s oldest public space, reaches a milestone 350th anniversary in 2018, and Spirits Alive will kick off its celebration of the beloved burial ground with a presentation by cemetery historian … Continue reading

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Museum Closed Today – 13 March 2018

Due to the predicted storm, the museum will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

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Portland Railroad: Trolleys Through Scarborough, Maine

4 March 2018, 1 PM Scarborough Public Library The Portland Railroad system as it existed following the completion of the Saco-Old Orchard line in 1903, operated trolleys on 93.75 miles of track, serving the communities of Portland, South Portland, Cape … Continue reading

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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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