Category Archives: Presentations

A Message from the President

COVID-19 has affected everyone and everything in some way in recent months, including our museum. We have had to cancel a variety of events and programs in response to the necessity for social distancing. We are monitoring the possibility of … Continue reading

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SUSPENDED: Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial – Part 2

The Scarborough Public Library, in line with recommendations from the Federal and Maine Centers for Disease Control to practice social distancing, has suspended scheduled programs and events until further notice.  See the Scarborough Public Library website for more information. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial – Part 1

The Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society join to bring a series of programs to our community in celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial of Statehood. The following program is free to attend and is made possible through the financial partnership … Continue reading

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February Presentation: African Americans in Maine Prior to 1800

February 2, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.  Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham RD, Scarborough, ME O4074 After a short business meeting, Vana Carmona will present “African Americans in Maine Before 1800” to the historical society. About the Presentation The Eastern Cemetery is … Continue reading

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The King Trunk – 6 October 2019

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., October 6, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Update:  Video of presentation now available on YouTube! The King Trunk by Becky Delaware Following a short Historical Society meeting on October 6th, Becky Delaware will … Continue reading

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Inventing Vacationland – Scott Andrews

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., September 8, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on September 8th, Scott Andrews will present a program “Inventing Vacationland”. Maine has officially advertised itself as “Vacationland” since 1916. … Continue reading

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Next SHS Meeting — “Maine’s Early Tourism”

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., April 7th, 2019 at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on April 7th, Linda Snow McLoon will present a program on tourism in Maine. For as long as we can … Continue reading

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Presentation Images – Century of Conflict

On January 6th, 2019, Michael Davis gave a presentation to the Scarborough Historical Society titled “Scarborough’s Black Point – A Century of Conflict.” Below are the images of that presentation. A video of his excellent presentation is here.

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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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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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