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Item 6638

Title: Stocking stretcher/dryer

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Wood

Item 6043

Title: Grandma Day's snuff box, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1760

Media: Papier-mache

Item 7656

Title: Keyhole porringer, Portland, ca. 1789

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1789

Location: Portland

Media: Silver

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Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

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.


Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.