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Historical Items

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Item 80349

Walter Wotton house, Friendship, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1907 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Item 80734

Comb basket, Wabanaki, late 19th - early 20th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80735

Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1880 Media: Birch bark, spruce root, sweetgrass, linen

Exhibits

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Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

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Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

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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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Norridgewock Historical Society

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… collecting excursions, remained popular among Victorian-era middle and upper classes. The Champlain Society’s scientific encounters with nature…