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Item 12307

Spice tin, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1885

Location: Brunswick

Media: Tin, spices

Item 12305

Cookie Cutter

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1885

Location: Brunswick

Media: Metal

Item 16474

Mortar and Pestle, Houlton, c. 1830

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1830

Location: Houlton

Media: wood

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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.

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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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Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

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Local Fishermen at Pine Point, Scarborough, 1932

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

The process of harvesting clams hasn’t changed over the years, only the tools. Pails or wire baskets have replaced wooden hods or wicker baskets…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

X Artifacts such as arrowheads and stone tools have been unearthed over the years through farming, construction and natural erosion.

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

Lewiston and Portland quickly sent fire-fighting equipment on freight trains, which proved the salvation of the community.