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Historical Items

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Item 12954

Potato Basket, Littleton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Littleton Media: ash splints

Item 80715

Fancy porcupine-weave basket, Penobscot, 1862

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: 1862 Location: Brewer Media: ash

Item 9881

Basket weaving at Lanier Camp

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Eliot Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Exhibit

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

Fancy porcupine-weave basket, Penobscot, 1862Item Contributed byAbbe Museum Living in scattered homesteads and small hamlets, these hardscrabble…

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New Sweden Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… hides, braiding sweetgrass, preparing ash strips, weaving baskets and, of course, socializing and playing games.