In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Life on a Tidal River

Ebb and Flow of Bangor History

Welcome

Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905
Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

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Bangor Public Library

Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage Project. The first five exhibits for this project have been completed during the 2009-2010 school year. The topics chosen by our partnership members reflect the rich and varied history of a community situated at the head of the Penobscot River’s navigable waters. Bangor has, from its beginnings, been the “center” of Maine in many ways. Our history is one of access – to other parts of Maine, to education and library resources, to commerce and economic progress and to social and cultural life.

We thank the Maine Community Heritage Project and the Maine Historical Society for this opportunity and look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.