Category Archives: Presentations

The King Trunk – 6 October 2019

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., October 6, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on September 8th, Becky Delaware will talk about the contents of the King Trunk, a gem from the collection of … 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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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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