Tag Archives: Cumberland

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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Second Time’s a Charm at Greely

Last Thursday and Friday, about 20 Greely Middle School 8th graders from Steve Hill’s social studies classes participated in Round Two of scanning, photographing, and cataloging items for the Cumberland/North Yarmouth team’s MCHP website exhibits. Round One took place in … Continue reading

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Diving Into History: Greely Students Enjoy Two-week Immersion into MCHP

School participation in the MCHP comes in all shapes and sizes. Some projects spread across the year and students dip into them once a week or so. Others are highly concentrated and time-limited but nevertheless plumb great depths. Both methods … 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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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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Event-full: Lessons Learned from MCHP Gatherings

Now that the kick-off gathering for each MCHP community has been held, attention turns to gleaning the collective wisdom of what happened at them. What were the “best practices?” What might communities do differently in the future–say, in June, when … Continue reading

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