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Historical Items

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Item 76164

Isabelle Mir, Sugarloaf, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine Date: 1971 Location: Sugarloaf Township Media: Photographic print

Item 14186

Charles B. Mitchell, Portland, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 23254

E.S.N.S. 'Echo' staff, Castine, 1900

Contributed by: Wilson Museum Date: 1900 Location: Castine Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building

Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building X Text by Mindy and Liza, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Eddie's Market

Michaud’s store was on the corner of State and Exchange Streets. Eddie started his own store, Eddie’s IGA, which had a line of groceries and meats…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… a restaurant he had access to food, and he would exchange meals not for money, but for a personal item like a ring or some keepsake that the…

My Maine Stories

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Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork