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Item 10590

Maudie's Curl

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Hair

Item 11848

Souvenir Plaque of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Portland

Media: Plaster

Item 12004

Barker coat of arms, c. 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1278

Location: Duxbury; Rowley; Andover; Branford

Media: Ink on paper

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Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

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.


Locket of George Washington's hair

Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.


Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

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.