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Historical Items

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Item 19455

Granite Carving Tools, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Mount Desert Media: Wood and Metal

Item 15477

Gouge

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1800 - 1840 Location: Portland Media: Forged iron and weld steel, wood handle

Item 14585

Mastshave

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1840 - 1865 Location: Buffalo Media: Cast steel and wood

Tax Records

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Item 86709

Wharfingers Tool House, Union Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Wharf Proprietors Use: Wharfingers Tool House

Item 86839

Tool House, Pocahontas Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pocahontas Fuel Company Incorporated Use: Tool House

Item 86301

Tool Room and Storage, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pauline Willis Use: Tool Room and Storage

Exhibits

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Exhibit

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Adze. Stockholm. c. 1930 Item 19524 infoStockholm Historical Society Adzes.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Click to view the photo essay Tools were a necessary part of every farmer's and…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Pike pole, Stockholm. ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR