Maine History

Boothbay Region Historical Society

In addition to curating ongoing exhibits and collections of artifacts, photographs, and historical and genealogical documents, the society also presents a variety of programs of local interest throughout the year.

Oral History & Folklife Research

Oral History and Folklife Research conducts targeted projects illuminating the perspective of significant communities in Maine and beyond.

Maine Memory Network

Through online exhibits, outreach, interactive tools, lesson plans, in-school demonstrations, and other resources, the Maine Memory Network strives to help communities and schools learn about, celebrate, and share their local history.

Maine Historical Society Directory

Statewide, specialty, and local historical societies maintained on

Windows On Maine

Windows on Maine is a pilot project to develop an online service offering streaming video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, via broadband and wireless connections. It features a searchable database of complete programs and video clips from Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s award winning historical series, HOME: the Story of Maine and its signature science series, Quest: Investigating Our World.

On The Water

Exhibit and resources that explore America’s maritime history by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Malaga Island : A story best left untold

In 1912, a mixed-race community of about forty-five people was evicted by the state of Maine from Malaga Island, just off the coast of Phippsburg. It was an act motivated by economics, racism, eugenics, and political retribution. Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold was produced by photographer Kate Philbrick and radio producer Rob Rosenthal in collaboration with WMPG-FM and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Island Institute

Waypoints: Community Indicators for Maine’s Coast & Islands provides data and information for the entire Maine coast as well as the island communities, presenting and explaining both demographic and economic data in a clear and compelling way.

Vintage Maine Images

Developed and managed by Maine Historical Society (MHS), Vintage Maine Images (VMI) is an online shopping source for historical images. Images are from the collections of the MHS as well as from hundreds of Contributing Partners across Maine and New England. This website offers thousands of historical images for sale.

Maine: an Encyclopedia

 This encyclopedia is an accessible, comprehensive, user-friendly resource with a variety of navigational options and thousands of internal links to related subjects and individuals. Explore this amazing state of ours: historic, environmentally diverse, scenic, large in area but small in community, a recreational Mecca, and much more.

From Stump To Ship (Video)

Links to YouTube