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Historical Items

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Item 9267

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1960 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard

Item 9268

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ca. 1974

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1974 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 27976

Farmington Social Library, Regulations, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Farmington Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 38570

451-461 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Mary J.E. Clapp Use: Stores & Offices

Item 38981

Assessor's Record, 619-623 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: City of Portland Use: Public Library

Exhibits

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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.

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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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.

Site Pages

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Margaret Chase Smith Library

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Cary Library

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Portland Public Library

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My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.