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Historical Items

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Item 61854

Albert Buswell telling about sheep shearing on Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: 1940 - 1949 Location: Swans Island Media: mp3

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Item 61848

Theo & Etta Buswell with sheep, Swan's Island, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 61851

Theo Buswell May talks about farm life, Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Swans Island Media: mp3

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Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

Island, now Bar Island, where they raised sheep and spun and wove their own wool. This was the family that owned the largest summer hotel in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… clothing at home, beginning with raising the sheep and then weaving the wool. They caught cod from small boats and salted it.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Shipbuilding had started, of course, with the first settlers, who needed to get to the fishing grounds and to trade. The first island ship we know of…