In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Bath's Historic Downtown

Project Partners

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room: Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society

A reference room containing the resources for researching the history of Sagadahoc County and the genealogy of its residents. The History Room contains the archived collections of the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society.

Library staff and volunteers from the Bath Historical Society are prepared to help patrons search for information on their houses and their ancestors, or trace the economic, political and social history of the towns in Sagadahoc County.

33 Summer Street
Bath, Maine 04530
(207) 443-5141 ext. 18
http://www.patten.lib.me.us/history
email: history@patten.lib.me.us

Bath Middle School

Bath Middle School is a 6-8 school with approximately 370 students. The students participating in this project are in the Black House, which is one of the two 7th grade teams at BMS. The Black House consists of approximately 60 students and 6 teachers who have all worked closely together to complete this project.

Bath Middle School is in its 5th year of Expeditionary Learning. In EL schools, learning expeditions are the primary way of organizing curriculum. The subject matter of a learning expedition is a compelling topic derived from content standards. Learning expeditions feature linked projects that require students to construct deep understanding and skills and to create products for real audiences. Learning expeditions support critical literacy, promote character development, create a sense of adventure, spark curiosity and foster an ethic of service. This year, the Maine Community Heritage Project became the year-long learning expedition for the Black House.

6 Old Brunswick Road
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-8270

http://www.bms.rsu1.org
email: hcorrigan@rsu1.org

Maine Community Heritage Project

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 15,000 historical items contributed by over 200 historical organizations around Maine; nearly 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.