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Historical Items

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Item 81321

Tisbury Manor Daughters of the American Revolution, Monson, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 15489

Houlton Daughters of the American Revolution, 1922

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1922 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 9097

Letter from Benedict Arnold to Samuel Chace

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1777-02-12 Location: Providence Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

Later, after the American Revolution, the cutting, sawing and transporting of enormous amounts of both pine and spruce boards began.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Biddeford's Movers & Shakers

… history, from the time of the American Revolution to recent history -- giving just a taste of the city's richly varied citizenship.

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Skowhegan Community History - Lakewood Theater

In previous years, it had been a Native American settlement. Later that year, the park became formally known as Lakewood Theater.

My Maine Stories

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland