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Item 1451

Title: Rebecca Usher diary, 1865-1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5657

Title: John Dunn's Moosehead Lake 1889 diary

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1889

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9240

Title: Diary of Thomas Lancaster, New Sharon

Contributed by: New Sharon Historical Society

Location: New Sharon

Media: paper

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Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Exhibit

Col. Lindbergh, Old Orchard Beach, 1927

We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

Exhibit

Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.