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Explore key events in Maine history.

Explore Maine cultural history.

Explore Maine's Native American heritage.

Lesson plans and ideas for
classroom teachers.

Check out other interesting
history sites

Learn about early explorers and myths of
Norumbega.

Read what some have written about
Maine.

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Vacationland

Great Cottages of Bar Harbor

Read about Maine Sporting Camps.

Read the introduction to Maine: An Explorer's Guide

Information about visiting Maine

State of Maine Web Site


Facts about Tourism: (from the Maine Office of Tourism)

  • In 1997, nonresident visitors to Maine directly and indirectly generated:
    • $7.7 billion in sales of goods and services.
    • 101,000 jobs.
  • Tax Revenues from out of state visitors reached $312 million in 1997.

Trips to the Coast in 1997:

  • Southern Maine Coast: 3.5 million trips.
  • Mid Coast: 2.1 million trips.
  • Downeast Acadia: 1.8 million trips.

Tourism Links:

Camden-Rockport Chamber of Commerce

Maine Resource Guide

Maine Boats and Harbors Magazine

 



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MAINE IN PRINT | EARLY EXPLORERS & MYTHS | VACATIONLAND | FEATURED INTERVIEWS

HISTORY TIMELINE | ARTS & CULTURE TIMELINE | NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE | CLASSROOM | HISTORY LINKS | SITE INDEX

 

HOME: The Story of Maine on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was made in partnership with the Maine State Museum. Major funding was provided by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency committed to fostering innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. Additional funding provided by Elsie Viles.
Major funding for previous seasons of  HOME: The Story of Maine was made possible by a grant from Rural Development, a part of the USDA. Special support is provided by The Maine State Museum and Northeast Historic Films.