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Item 28567

Title: Architectural rendering of Patten Free Library, Bath, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1888

Location: Bath; Bath

Media: pen and ink on paper

Item 28490

Title: Patten Free Library Interior, ca.1891

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1891

Location: Bath

Media: mounted sepia photograph

Item 21618

Title: Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1940

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Black & White print

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Exhibit

Cary Library, Houlton, 1904

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Exhibit

King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Exhibit

Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Site

Sargent Ross Block, Kennebunk, ca. 1890

Kennebunk Free Library

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Site

All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Hubbard Free Library

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Site

William King Bank, Bath, ca. 1859

Patten Free Library

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