Maine Historical Society



College and University Educational Programs

College and University Visits

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College students and professors are frequent visitors to Maine Historical Society, touring the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and museum gallery, attending lectures and special programs, and utilizing our library and collections for research. MHS has been collecting materials about Maine since 1822 and our organization is an invaluable resource where students, researchers, and historians can explore the cultural, social, political, and economic history of the state. MHS is the perfect place for your students to conduct research, to learn how museums and research libraries operate, and to explore history through original artifacts, documents, and architecture. We can customize a visit for your college or university group that will meet your specific needs and requirements and that will provide a rich experience of the multifaceted history of Maine, the United States, and the world.

For more information or to request a program customized for your college group, please contact the Manager of School and Interpretive Programs at 207.774.1822, ext. 214, email

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Maine Memory Network is a free statewide digital museum developed by the Maine Historical Society to provide unprecedented access to primary source materials held by historical societies, museums, and libraries throughout Maine.

There are currently more than 45,000 items in the Network's constantly growing online database contributed by over 270 organizations around Maine. These include digital versions of letters, journals, and government records (all fully transcribed); photographs, paintings, maps, and other visual items; and clothing, tools, archaeological artifacts, and other objects. Maine Memory also hosts hundreds of online exhibits, 23 community history sites, and Maine History Online, a virtual introduction to Maine history organized by time period and theme.


We offer free classroom training for students and professors. An educator will show you and your students how to use Maine Memory Network as a research tool. Our educator will work with you to align the content of the training to your college or university course. You can use the Maine Memory Network to:

Contact us today to arrange for Maine Memory Training for your students! Please call the Manager of School and Interpretive Programs at 207-774-1822, ext. 214 or email