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November 2018 SHS Website Activity

Main Room Surname Files Videos Recorded the November 2018 presentation of the Scarborough Historical Society’s monthly meeting, “I Feel Your Pain: 19th Century Patent Medicine” by Roberta Ransley-Matteau and posted it to YouTube with a link from the Video page. The … Continue reading

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October 2018 SHS Website Activity

Main Room Surname Files I added a Fickett Surname post, scanned and OCRed 89.9.720 – Fickett – Libby Notes, Videos I recorded the October 2018 presentation of the Scarborough Historical Society’s monthly meeting, “Podcasts: Digging Up our Forgotten Past and Breathing … Continue reading

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New photos – June 2018

New photos added to the website last month (June 2018) 89.9.1860 – Pleasant Hill Hose – circa 1860. 2017.51.5 – Rescue Unit, Circa 1952 – Dr. Philip Haigis, Frank Slipp, Cayton Urquhart, Percy Gower, Leon Lary, Ross Sherwood. 2017.56.02 – … Continue reading

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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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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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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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George Merrill

George Merrill, Scarborough, ca. 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum George Merrill was born in Saco in 1844. In 1862, when he enlisted to fight in the Civil War, he was five-foot-ten-inches tall, with hazel eyes and light … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 1 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins Scarborough has always been a place where going to sea and fishing are a part of life. At one time ships, boats, and smaller watercraft were … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 3 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Sno Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was dedicated on 28 and 29 September 1928. An air … Continue reading

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