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Item 6399

Eight-pointed star quilt

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Cotton, wood

Item 31347

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photograph

Item 98735

Ernest A. Bates bookplate, 1926

Contributed by: Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

Date: 1926

Location: Wayne

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82888

Bates property, Eight Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Carrie J. Bates

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 50 View All

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The Cruiser, Freeport, January 1859

A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

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Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.

Site

Cumston Hall, Main Street, Monmouth, ca. 1900

Monmouth Museum

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Site

Eglise de Notre Dame Mt. Carmel, Lille, ca. 1920

Penobscot Marine Museum

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My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 5 View All

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton


Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk


My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII