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Item 10156

Title: Outdoor crafts lesson at Camp Runoia, 1951

Contributed by: Camp Runoia

Date: 1951

Location: Belgrade Lakes

Media: Photograph

Item 28728

Title: Middle-class ladies painting, reading and knitting in 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1887

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photograph

Item 122

Title: Americanization class, Boys Club, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1923

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative

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Exhibit

Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

Exhibit

Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Exhibit

Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.

Site

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History

The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.

Site

Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.