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Historical Items

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Item 6638

Stocking stretcher/dryer

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Wood

Item 7655

Freeman fire bucket

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1783 Location: Portland Media: Leather

Item 8860

Hazel Knight and Herman Tirrell, Garland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

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.