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Item 19455

Granite Carving Tools, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Mount Desert Media: Wood and Metal

Item 82349

Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Iron

Item 19451

Pneumatic Tool

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Wood and Metal


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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.


A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.


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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… Society & Museum Clam Harvesting Although the tools are simple (a metal rake, metal bucket and onion bags), clam digging is hard, backbreaking…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

X Artifacts such as arrowheads and stone tools have been unearthed over the years through farming, construction and natural erosion.

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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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