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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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Historical Overview – Part 4

Part 4 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twenty-First Century Residential and commercial growth has continued into the present century. Scarborough is no longer the small town it was in the mid-1900s; it is one of the fastest … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 3

Page 3 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twentieth Century By 1902 Scarborough had electricity, and electric cars (trolleys) replaced horsecars. There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were … Continue reading

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