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Historical Items

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Item 104218

200th anniversary of the capture of Moose Island, Eastport, 2014

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1814 Location: Eastport Media: Ink on paper

Item 104219

Hardy's proclamation to the citizens of Moose Island, Eastport, 2014

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1814 Location: Eastport Media: Ink on paper

Item 104221

Fort Sullivan barracks, Eastport, 2018

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1809 Location: Eastport Media: Digital photograph

Exhibits

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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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.

Site Pages

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West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Introduction

… sketches 1882) The Penobscot River forms the east border of the town for just over six miles. The Sowadabscook Stream is the outlet for three ponds…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… put in place, the Village’s southern and western borders were assured that they would join other settlements along their banks in developing the…

My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement