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Historical Items

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Item 13266

Barn raising, Littleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Item 13270

Barn Raising, Littleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Item 13265

Barn raising, Littleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 78249

Barn, Tyler Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Kenneth J. McKenzie Use: Barn - Stable

Item 77848

Assessor's Record, Barn, Terrace Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William H. Lowe Use: Barn

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109102

George Barnes vacation home, Houlton, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Houlton Client: George Barnes Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 111666

Barn at Deering Mansion on Bedford Street, Portland, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Item 109853

Barn for H.W. Pike, Lisbon, 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Lisbon Client: H. W. Pike Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin barn plan, Bangor, 1867

Martin wrote, "When I build my barn it will be like this if it comes under the head of a possibility.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn Harbor Cottage at Asticou Northeast Harbor Maine ca.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Barn Watercolor, Blue Hill, ca. 1826 Item 33909 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This barn with attached hog shed was built by…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.

Story

My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.