Author Archives: Don Taylor

70.14.17 A1 – Letter – McLaughlin to McLaughlin

70.14.17 A1 – Letter – Almira McLaughlin to her nephew (W.H. McLaughlin), 29 July 1898 [I recently received a package “Tilton Papers” which contains letters, family notes and other materials regarding the Tilton family in Scarborough. The material was originally … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Quilt Exhibit & Reception – August 22nd.

March 15, 2020 marked the 200th anniversary of Maine’s Statehood. The Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society began to bring a series of programs to our community in celebration of this bicentennial benchmark in early March. The series was made possible through … Continue reading

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Museum has Resumed Normal Hours and Operations

The Scarborough Historical Society Museum has resumed normal hours and operations. Reservations are no longer required. Out of an abundance of caution, visitors are required to wear masks while visiting to protect other visitors and volunteers. Please see Maine’s Museum COVID19 … Continue reading

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Updated Scarborough Annual Reports

Under the Scarborough Annual Reports, I added the 1956 Annual Report. In 1956, the Town of Scarborough began separating the “Warrant for the Town Meeting” from being a part of the Annual Report to being a separate publication. The “Warrant … Continue reading

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Museum Open by Appointment Only

The Scarborough Historical Society Museum is open to a limited number of visitors by appointment only. Visitors may schedule appointments for Tuesdays and the second Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to Noon. Appointments are 50 minutes.  9:10 to … Continue reading

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Letter from Dorothy Evens to Helen Lamb postmarked Aug 31, 1939.

[This is a letter from “Dotty” (at the Atlantic House and Cottages, Scarborough Beach, Maine,) to “Grammy” (Miss Helen Lamb, Gorham Maine R.F.D. #2. The letter was postmarked Aug 31, 1939, Scarborough, Maine at 3 PM.] Transcription Hi! “Grammy”, How’s … Continue reading

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Museum Open by Appointment

The Scarborough Historical Society Museum is open to a limited number of visitors by appointment only. Visitors may schedule appointments for Tuesdays and the second Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to Noon. Appointments are 50 minutes.  9:10 to … Continue reading

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New Town Line Between Scarboro and Gorham [1865]

[Page 1] Agreeable to notice given by the Selectmen of the town of Scarborough to the Selectmen of the town of Gorham to meet at the House of John M. Parker in said Gorham on the 19th day of June … Continue reading

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Scrapbook 10.39.01x

“Scrapbook 10.39.01“ consists of newspaper clippings that appear to have been scanned about 2015 but not OCRed until now. The clippings include the following articles: Page Article Title Date Key Person or Place .01a Eight Corners Church   First Free … Continue reading

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Added December 8th through 14th

Research Annual Reports Added the 1951 Scarborough Annual Report to Digital Maine and to the Internet Archive.

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