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Item 7587

Kitchen, Swan summer camp, Lake Wesserunsett, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Madison Media: Photographic print

Item 79491

House of "Squire" Samuel Tarbox, Westport, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1845 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 81729

Harbourside Inn, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Postcard

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Exhibits

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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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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

There were purposely no kitchens in the houses so the people would all go to the Harbourside Inn for their meals.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

… of the building contains an old ticket booth, a kitchen, and ample space for tables. The second floor has a stage, a large open floor, and a…

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.