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Historical Items (784)  |  Tax Records (50)  |  Exhibits (8)  |  Sites (2)  | 

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Item 18634

Title: Colonial Hall

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photograph

Item 35320

Title: Restored Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Bristol, 1610

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1610

Location: Bristol

Media: Redware

Item 20301

Title: Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1903-06-26

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 37131

Address: 7 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry C Libby

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 37139

Address: 23 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Perley W Stevens

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 37172

Address: 40 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles B Harper

Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Office

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Exhibit

Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Exhibit

Draper's claim northeast of Bath, 1795

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Exhibit

Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.