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Historical Items

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Item 20411

Coming of the Swedes Re-enactment

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1920 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 44479

'Dear Old Maine I'm Coming Back,' Oakland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 75078

Gilbert Brown Home, Limestone, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Robert A. Frost Memorial Library Date: circa 1909 Location: Limestone Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 97964

49 Sheridan Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George Lowell


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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.


Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.


Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators come to MDI

Rusticators come to MDI The mid-1800s brought about change to Mt. Desert Island. Artists, including Frederick Church, came to the island to visit…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Coming of the Swedes, 1870-73

The Coming of the Swedes, 1870-73 Log Cabin, New Sweden, 1938Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society In 1870, the original 160-acre…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

He had come from Leicester, Massachusetts where he was born 26 October 1741. In 1773, Southgate married Mary King, daughter of Richard King, a…

My Maine Stories

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land


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.


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.