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Item 23497

Title: Bentwood container, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Date: circa 1820

Media: Wood

Item 21146

Title: Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 22992

Title: Dinner pail, Mapleton, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Mapleton

Media: enameled steel

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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.


Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.


Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.