Tag Archives: Biddeford

MCHP Lives On!

In more ways than one. First, the big news from MHS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the funder of the Maine Community Heritage Project, recently awarded Maine Historical Society another three-year National Leadership Grant to greatly expand upon … Continue reading

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Takin’ It to the Streets

Talk about a great day for hoofing it. Last Wednesday, April 7–which topped out somewhere around 80 degrees in southern Maine–the Biddeford MCHP team spent a couple hours touring the city’s “Museum in the Streets.” And by team, I mean … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Training Kicks Off Phase II of MCHP

In Maine, one always takes a chance scheduling big events in the heart of winter. Happily, good weather prevailed for the January 14 mid-year MCHP training at Maine Historical Society in Portland. Nearly 50 people from the eight teams — … Continue reading

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A Look Back

With mere days left until the end of 2009, I thought it might be fun to revisit the first half of the ’09-’10 MCHP year in some of the photographs that haven’t yet made it onto the blog. Pretty soon … Continue reading

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Front and Center: The MCHP Student Experience

Giving kids an authentic and engaging learning experience is a primary goal of the Maine Community Heritage Project. How to do that rests on a single principle: Put the students front and center. The tenets are fairly simple, but they … Continue reading

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Exhibit Topics Cover a lot of Ground

Few local history stones will be left unturned as this year’s crop of MCHP teams research, write, and design the online exhibits that will serve as the focal point of their websites. During the brainstorming period, back in August, teams … Continue reading

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In Biddeford, the Focus is Hands-on History

What is it about the white gloves? That’s what Denise Doherty, Project Aspire teacher at Biddeford High School, wants to know. They’ve become a big hit in her class. One student took his home; some have tucked them away in … Continue reading

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