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Historical Items

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Item 31701

Audubon Nature Center, Scarborough, ca. 1972

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1972 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 17432

Audubon Nature Camp, Medomak, ca. 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1939 Location: Medomak Media: Postcard

Item 81112

John D. Rockefeller Jr. letter to Charles K. Savage, Northeast Harbor, 1957

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1957 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Island Media: ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 49985

Assessor's Record, 18-28 Elm Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Natural History Society Use: Land only


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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… cottagers and visitors who were inclined toward nature and artistic or intellectual pursuits. Overall, their homes and hotels were less extravagant…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

… Off-season, Ted worked in the woods and turned natural materials into items to sell: “My dad used to do quillwork when I was a boy – and I always…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… traditional knowledge, language, and other natural sciences create a picture of Wabanaki life here before the arrival of Europeans.

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity


Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten