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Item 75127

Title: Welcome to Jay sign, ca. 1986

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1986

Location: Jay

Media: Photograph

Item 80804

Title: Welcome to Mexico sign, ca. 2008

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society

Date: circa 2008

Location: Mexico

Media: wood and metal

Item 4165

Title: Soldier welcome, Portland, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1945

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

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Exhibit

Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

Exhibit

Civil War post office scroll, 1862-1864

Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

Exhibit

Mellie Dunham's dance band, Norway, ca. 1925

Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Site

Northeast Harbor Fleet International One Designs

Great Harbor Maritime Museum

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Site

First Parish Church, Portland, ca. 1890

First Parish in Portland

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Site

Nurse uniform replica, Bar Harbor, 1997

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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