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Historical Items

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Item 17032

Walter Hustus letter from POW camp, 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945 Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 4313

Walter Hustus at Stalag 17-B, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Gneixendorf Media: Photographic print

Item 17048

Letter concerning Walter Hustus location, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.