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Item 102126

Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Thomas S. Bourne through Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Item 100320

Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Mahogany wood, paint

Item 14417

Cake Basket, probably Micmac, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1870 Media: maple?


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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

… child-sized desk has a concealed drawer and the ornamentation on the back folds down so larger projects could be undertaken.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Thomaston Academy

… by the Greek Revival, which used proportions and ornamentations of Roman design that linked our new government with the ideals of ancient Greek…

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Maine Forest Service

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

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima