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Historical Items Showing 3 of 355 View All

Item 21146

Title: Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 16477

Title: Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1790

Media: pewter

Item 18743

Title: Silver plated brass oil lamp, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Houlton

Media: brass, silver, glass

Tax Records Showing 3 of 29 View All

Item 53878

Address: Assessor's Record, 491-503 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Company

Use: Filling station

Item 67856

Address: 1-5 Ocean Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Company

Use: Filling station

Item 37454

Address: 31-37 W. Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Co.

Use: Storage

Exhibits Showing 3 of 27 View All


Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.


Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Sites Showing 3 of 17 View All


Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Residence of Hannibal Hamlin, Paris, ca. 1900

Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.