Educational & School Programs
To help offset the cost of transportation, Maine Historical Society is now offering bus subsidy grants to qualifying school groups. Find out more.
The Maine Historical Society offers a variety of programs and resources designed to help teachers and students explore Maine history. These include programs at our one–acre campus in Portland, outreach programs, partnerships with schools around Maine, and resources on the web. All programs draw on MHS's extensive historical collections and the knowledge of our professional staff.
Our education programs are built around and complement the following facilities:
- The Wadsworth–Longfellow House, a National Historic Landmark built c. 1785, was the boyhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, America's beloved 19th–century poet and a Portland native.
- The Maine Historical Society Museum features regularly changing exhibitions that explore themes and topics in Maine history.
- The Research Library houses the state's most comprehensive collection of historical and genealogical materials with over 100,000 books, more than two million manuscripts and maps, and 140,000 historical photographs.
- Maine Memory Network (www.mainememory.net) is a statewide digital museum that provides unprecedented online access to an ever–growing collection of more than 35,000 primary sources contributed by over 260 organizations throughout Maine.
The Maine Historical Society is always looking for teachers, students, lesson plans, and ideas to help us expand and improve our educational programs.
Feel free to call the Education Department at (207) 774–1822 x223 or send an email to email@example.com.