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Item 101436

Title: 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

Title: Synagogue tea invitation, Portland, 1948

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

Date: 1948-11-15

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12333

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

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1835 - 1885

Location: Topsham

Media: Paper

Exhibits Showing 3 of 29 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.

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Grist and saw mills on the Upper Falls, Rumford, ca. 1895

Western Maine Foothills Region

Eleven communities comprise the Western Foothills Region, all interconnected yet each with its own unique, rich history. This site is the beginning of the towns sharing their stories with the world, each other, and the next generation. Working closely with local schools, six historical societies came together to help the next generation understand the heritage of their area. We invite you to explore our exhibits that celebrate the individuals and events that formed our communities.


Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Dover, 1866-1867

Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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Barn moving

Monson Historical Society

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