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Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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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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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.