The state’s bicentennial is next year, but Maine declared its independence 200 years ago this month.
In 1866, the Great Fire of Portland was the most devastating blaze ever to strike an American city. Revisiting the harrowing night that left half of Portland in ashes.
The funnest, tastiest, quirkiest ballpark traditions from 25 seasons of Sea Dogs baseball.
A son’s memories of his Mainer parents shed light on our state’s fond relationship with the former First Lady, who died in April at age 92.
From our March 1978 issue: A visit with Elizabeth Coatsworth at the storybook farm where she and Henry Beston shared their lives for forty years.
From our March 1963 issue: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's years at Bowdoin, where he became one of America's great poets, and the first important poet who would support his art by college teaching.
New England Elms, long cherished as ornaments, became symbols, providing more than simply shade.
25 years ago this month, the previously undefeated Black Bears suffered a rare home-ice loss against archrival Boston University. The next night, they avenged the setback with a 6–1 thumping of BU, and they wouldn’t lose again, home or away, the rest of the season, going on to win the program’s first national title.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich's modern-day admirers have sunk more than quarter-million dollars into a documentary to redeem his name. Is Dr. Reich’s long, strange story about to climax?
The town of Norway’s snowshoe biz caught on in the late 1800s, when craftsmen like Mellie Dunham and H.H. Hosmer set up small concerns.
Aficionado of all things historic, Scott Hanson does Thanksgiving in early-19th-century style.
From the article “Practice Makes Perfect” in our November 1985 issue.