In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Lincoln, Maine

A Town of Hearty, Resilient Souls

About Our Project

MJHS students on a field trip to the Lincoln Historical Society

The Leadership Team:

Lincoln Historical Society members: Jeannette King, George King, Bonnie Gray

Contact the Lincoln Historical Society's president, Bonnie Gray, here.

Lincoln Memorial Library members: Carolyn Johnson, Linda Morrill

Contact the Lincoln Memorial Library's director, Linda Morrill, here.

Mattanawcook Junior High School members: Heidi Harris, Mark Koscuiszka, Julie Housum, Alyssa Federico, Joyce Swearingen, Beth ByersSmall, Anita McCafferty, Dottie Murchison (also a member of the Lincoln Historical Society)

Contact Mattanawcook Junior High School's coordinator for this project, Heidi Harris, here.

The Task:

Collaborate over the 2009-2010 school year to digitize numerous pictures and artifacts for Maine Memory Network and design a website to showcase the history of the town.

MJHS 7th grade students beginning to research the history of Lincoln

What is MCHP?

The Maine Community Heritage Project (MCHP), a partnership between the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative program that promotes collaboration between local schools, historical societies, and public libraries through the exploration and celebration of local history. The MCHP grows out of the Maine Memory Network, the Maine Historical Society’s nationally recognized statewide digital museum. The Maine Memory Network features a constantly growing online collection of more than 18,000 historical items contributed by more than 200 historical organizations around Maine, more than 100 online exhibits that explore a diverse range of themes and topics in Maine history, lesson plans, a gallery of student history projects, online tools that allow site visitors to create and share their own albums, and much more. This project is supported by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

Thank you.

Many thanks to the members of the Lincoln Historical Society, Lincoln Memorial Library, the students and staff of Mattanawcook Junior High School, and various community members who donated their pictures, artifacts, expertise, and time to the project. Without the combined efforts of the people mentioned above, this project would have been impossible.