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Historical Items

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Item 78421

U.S Customs House, Portland

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21616

Skowhegan home funeral, 1927

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1927 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 6734

Christmas Tree and Sister Mamie Curtis, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 1916

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1916-12-25 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

Exhibits

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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.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Partners

18 http://www.patten.lib.me.us/history email: history@patten.lib.me.us Sagadahoc History Room Hours Bath Middle School Bath Middle School is a 6-8…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

… Indians to draw public attention to indigenous customs in costumed performances. Like Jay Leno or Jon Stewart who entertain today’s audiences with…

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Prince Memorial Library

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My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.