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Item 80349

Title: Walter Wotton house, Friendship, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Friendship Museum

Date: circa 1907

Location: Friendship

Media: photograph

Item 80734

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

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80735

Title: Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Date: circa 1880

Media: Birch bark, spruce root, sweetgrass, linen

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Exhibit

Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

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.

Exhibit

Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

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.

Exhibit

Poland Spring House, 1889

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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Site

Expandable Wooden Toy

Norridgewock Historical Society

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Site

America's Cup defender 'Ranger' under sail, 1937

Maine Maritime Museum

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Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.