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Item 21232

Handmade wood shovel, New Sweden, ca. 1875

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: New Sweden Media: wood

Item 33900

Wood chest of drawers, Blue Hill, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: circa 1800 Location: Blue Hill Media: Wood

Item 23476

Penobscot walking stick, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1930 Media: Wood


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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.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Fisher created the images by carving them (reversed) into wood blocks and then printing them.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Writer

Jonathan Fisher carved the wood blocks, inked and printed by hand an image of each of the 142 creatures named in the Bible.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 6 of 6

Savage in 1959. The hand carving of the lettering panels was crafted by Savage and the carving of each pictorial panel was executed by Savage's…