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Item 46387

Gift Shop, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 8654

Oakhurst Dairy gift calendar, 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1970 Media: Ink on paper

Item 99269

Buck Harbor Gift Shop, South Brooksville, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Brooksville Media: Glass Negative


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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.


Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Sam L. Cohen (1915-2003)

… people of various faiths and were made tangible in his gifts to other religious institutions in the Biddeford area, such as St. Mary’s Church.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Flora Brooks, Lying in Repose, 1922

Brooks to the Farmington Public Library. When a gift was bestowed upon the library she received it as a mother would receive a gift for her child".

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

My Maine Stories

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.


A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII