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Historical Items

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Item 33475

Shipyard stamp, Co. Biddeford, ca. 1917

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Metal

Item 30873

Biddeford High School Cadets, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 64259

Biddeford High School, 1888

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1888 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Biddeford Historical Society

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

X About the Biddeford History & Heritage Project... The Biddeford History & Heritage Project (BHHP) is an ongoing collaborative endeavor of our…