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Historical Items

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Item 23497

Bentwood container, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1820 Media: Wood

Item 21146

Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: wood

Item 22992

Dinner pail, Mapleton, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Mapleton Media: enameled steel


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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.


Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?


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.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… 31838 infoNorth Yarmouth Historical Society A collapsible metal cup which fit neatly into a container with lid was part of Luther's mess kit.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

made multi-colored lacquered napkin rings. These would be used to decoratively contain cloth napkings in a formal table setting.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1895

This image is contained in the nine-volume published collection of photographs titled, "Art Work of Aroostook County, Maine," Chicago, 1895, v.

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman