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Historical Items

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Item 104986

Frances Soctomah beadwork pouch, Princeton, 2019

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2019 Location: Princeton; Indian Island Media: Cotton, glass bead, silk, leather

Item 135729

"wapi-kuhkukhahs” or Snowy Owl basket, Orono, 2022

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2022 Location: Orono Media: Black ash, leather, glass bead, metal

Item 108786

Wabanaki peaked hat, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Boston Children's Museum Date: circa 1820 Media: Wool, glass bead, silk ribbon

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Penobscot mocassins

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads, Part I," about telling stories through Indigenous clothing, featuring an essay by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune (Penobscot.)


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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

My Maine Stories

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Making the wapi-kuhkukhahs / Snowy Owl basket
by Gabriel Frey and Gal Frey

A story of a mother and son artistic collaboration.


Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor


Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.