Author Archives: Don Taylor

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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1957, 1965, & 1967 Scarborough High School Yearbooks

Our thanks to the Oklahoma Correctional Insustries for their wonderful job of digitizing several of our yearbook. Newly digitized by DCI are the below Scarborough High School Yearbooks. I’ve uploaded them to our website (Education Page), the Internet Archive (Archive.Org) … Continue reading

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The Small Tomb – 89.9.740

[The following document primarily relates to a tomb located in Limington; however, is a part of the Small Surname files at the Scarborough Historical Society and  is included here as part of the collection. It has been corrected as far … Continue reading

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The Smalls in Scarborough – by Augustus K. Small

I was recently asked to do some research of the Small family in Scarborough, in particular James Frances Small (1835-___). I, of course, went to the Surnames files and looked for the Small file. The first thing I found was … Continue reading

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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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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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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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