Category Archives: Presentations

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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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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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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Meeting Location & Day to Change

For a trial period, January through May 2018, the Scarborough Historical Society monthly meetings will be held on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM at the Scarborough Public Library on Gorham Road, except for April when the … 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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October 4th Meeting – “It’s for the Birds”

The Wednesday, October 4th meeting is another not-to-miss event. Dr. Marshall Goodwin will present “It’s for the Birds,” a talk about his bird carvings. To highlight his presentation, Dr. Goodwin will have some of his work on display. He developed … Continue reading

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