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Historical Items

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Item 10590

Maudie's Curl, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Hair

Item 11848

Souvenir Plaque of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 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

Exhibits

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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

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.

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.