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Historical Items

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Item 82349

Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Iron

Item 11829

Ammi Greely, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: Yarmouth Media: Ink on paper

Item 54763

Golden Rule Cottage, Fairfield, ca. 1960

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1960 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Exhibit

Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

This dependence on Eastport for goods and transportation did not sit well with Lubec’s merchants and a committee, including C.J. Staples, B.M.

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

And Calvin London, a good man giving his time to the kids as in preceding years, with his dinghy and its outboard motor.

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

Stuart & Co. and the Columbian Packing Co. had good supplies of coal, and wood on hand. Coal experienced no advance in price.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.