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Historical Items

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Item 103941

Saco-Lowell apprentice banquet, Biddeford, 1938

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: 1938 Location: Biddeford Media: Photograph Print

Item 31893

Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1805 Location: Arundel Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6241

Indenture agreement between John Foss and John Lewis, 1757

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1757-05-27 Location: North Yarmouth; North Yarmouth Media: Pen on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


Student Exhibit: Medicine in Times Past

Inspired by Dr. Greenleaf Wilbur's medical box at the Skowhegan History House, this exhibit highlights some Mainers in the medical field of the past and the stories they had.


A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor

A young boy's indenturePrince Memorial Library Apprentices and Servants The Overseers were empowered to bind out, or place into apprenticeship, the…

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Historic Hallowell - Initiative and Self-Improvement

Mostly apprentices, they met one night a week after working a 12-hour day, and wrote compositions, essays, reports and poems, performed dialogs…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… that he was to receive $1.25 per day and his apprentice, James Partridge, was to receive 66¢, and that Knox was also to provide “board, lodging…

My Maine Stories

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Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.


Why environmental advocacy is critical for making baskets
by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune

My advocacy work for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance


USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day