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Historical Items

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Item 6638

Stocking stretcher/dryer

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Wood

Item 6043

Grandma Day's snuff box, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1760 Media: Papier-mache

Item 7656

Keyhole porringer, Portland, ca. 1789

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1789 Location: Portland Media: Silver

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… Library and The Farmington Historical Society possess archival holdings from local civic organizations.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

The original drawings for the school (now in the possession of the Farmington Historical Society) were prepared by Leonard Atwood, who later became…