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Item 20562

Ship George R. Skolfield

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Brunswick; Harpswell Media: Photographic print

Item 80710

Chief Joseph Orono powder horn, ca. 1780

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1780 Location: Indian Island Media: cow horn, wood

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Item 26531

Canallis powder horn, 1786

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1786 Media: Carved horn


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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry history

… wherever there was a small field of stone to be carved by an individual. These were named for their characteristic of “moving” whenever the rock…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men

Allen’s special talent was the carving of ships’ figureheads. The family of Allen and Charity (Pierce) Drew included five sons, three of whom were…

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

Rock carvings have shown several whales being surrounded by boats as if they were being whaled. During the 11th century, the Basques realized that…