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Item 74768

Title: Cooking school poster proof, 1964

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1964

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5644

Title: Cooking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 14294

Title: Smith Cottage Girls Cooking, Making Taffy

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1945

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photograph, Black and White

Tax Records Showing 3 of 49 View All

Item 85905

Address: Cook property, E. side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Abbie G. Cook

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 85168

Address: Cook property, S. Side Ocean Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Abbie Geary Cook

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89996

Address: Cook property, West End Harrington Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clarence E. Cook

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 3 View All


Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


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.


Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.