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Item 102387

County fair pulling contest, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society

Date: 1932

Location: Farmington

Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 16913

Hand-colored shot of Blue Hill Bay

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Postcard

Item 102367

Stanley Hill spring, Kingfield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Kingfield

Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits Showing 3 of 35 View All


Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Site Pages Showing 3 of 13 View All

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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

There is no quick way to harvest clams; only hand tools or hands are allowed by the state. The process of harvesting clams hasn’t changed over the…

Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

Some white, some brown, some colorful- many shapes, many sizes, many colors. Made of vegetable ivory, bakelite, wood, metal, hard rubber, horn…

Site Page

Universalist Church construction contract, Bath, 1839

Bath's Historic Downtown - Church Block

Only a single hand colored photograph remains to document the Universalist Church. Oliver Moses rented the upstairs of the Church Block to a…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All


Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave

by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque

by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.