Author Archives: Don Taylor

Holiday Cheer at the Museum

Thank you to the Scarborough Garden Club, for the beautiful holiday wreaths to decorate the museum’s doors this year. Also, thank you to Joyce Alden for the boughs, berries, and ribbons used to decorate the window boxes. Photos by Joyce … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update – November 2021

BY KARLENE OSBORNE In the last update regarding Scarborough Historical Society’s restoration of the Beech Ridge School, I reported that $25,600 was needed to start the next phase of work. Since then, an anonymous donor has come forward with a … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Suggestions

Books Dear Mrs. Libby is a collection of letters written by 144 Scarborough men and women to their former high school teacher, Mrs. Frances Libbey while they were serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The letters were … Continue reading

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Maine Registers

By Don Taylor I just love the Maine Registers to provide background information during my research. For example, the 1918 Maine Register has a section about Post Offices; if you wrote to someone at a particular location, it tells which … Continue reading

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More High School Yearbooks Added

Thanks to Oklahoma Corrections Industries and their High School Yearbook project, we were able to digitize, OCR, and post five more Scarborough High School Yearbooks.  The Four Corners – 1956 – The Scarborough High School Yearbook. The Four Corners – … Continue reading

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See the Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt at Town Hall

After its display at the Scarborough Public Library, the Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt was moved to Scarborough Town Hall and hung in Chamber B. Early Absentee Ballot voters can view the quilt there until October 28th.

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Mapping Maine With the Osher Map Library – September 21st

Update: The presentation was held and is now available for viewing on the Scarborough Public Library YouTube Channel. See: Mapping Maine with the Osher Map Library March 15, 2020 marked the 200th anniversary of Maine’s Statehood. The Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough … Continue reading

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Sawyer

Sawyer Family Surname File – Sawyer [placeholder] Lateral File #1 Genealogy Files – Sawyer  Descendants of Joseph Sawyer of Buxton & Elliotsville, Maine Family Tree of Joseph Sawyer 1774-1846 of Buxton & Elliotsville, Maine Sawyer Family of Elliotsville ME and … Continue reading

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70.14.17 D – N. Tilton Letter dated 29 Sep 1851

70.14.17 D – Letter – N. Tilton to his children four days before his death. [Continuing with the “Tilton Papers,” letters, family notes and other materials regarding the Tilton family of Scarborough. The material was originally received in 1970. Many … Continue reading

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Museum Closed – Covid Risk Status Very High

Museum Closed to Visitors Due to the increase in COVID-19 Cases in Maine, the Scarborough Historical Society’s Museum is closed to visitors. The museum is expected to remain closed to visitors until the COVID Risk Status returns to “High.” Please … Continue reading

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