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Item 101436

Invitation to masquerade dance, Bangor, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum

Date: 1870-03-22

Location: Bangor

Media: Ink on paper

Item 54193

Synagogue tea invitation, Portland, 1948

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

Date: 1948-11-15

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12333

Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus Purinton's 50th Anniversary Invitation

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1835 - 1885

Location: Topsham

Media: Paper

Exhibits Showing 3 of 31 View All


Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.


Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 42 View All

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Invitation, Farmington, 1903

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Invitation, Farmington, 1903

Invitation, Farmington, 1903 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Printed and mailed invitation to the ceremonies…

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Skowhegan Community History - Exhibits

We invite you to take a look and you will see all the hard work and long hours that went into creating these projects.

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Invitation to Thursday Club's Colonial Tea Party, Biddeford, 1896

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Thursday Club Invitation to Thursday Club's Colonial Tea Party, Biddeford, 1896 Item 31223 infoMcArthur Public Library The Club produced and…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey