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Historical Items

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Item 16516

Farm House at Montpelier, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Item 31893

Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1805 Location: Arundel Media: Ink on paper

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Item 23644

Administration building, basement, Maine State Sanatorium, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Hebron Media: Ink on linen

Exhibits

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

He later served in the Civil War. Servants An unknown number of servants worked and lived in the home during the Longfellow era.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

… indicates that the Wadsworth family employed servants to cook, do laundry, clean and care for the family.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor

An apprentice or servant discharged due to ill treatment, or whose master died, could be bound out again.