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Historical Items

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Item 16665

Army Airfield Headquarters, Presque Isle, 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 23452

Ice Castle in Fort Fairfield during Winter Carnival, 1937

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1937 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Photograph on post card

Item 9192

Navy patrol bomber, Presque Isle, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

History of Presque Isle Map of Presque Isle, ca. 1870Presque Isle Historical Society Text by: Kimberly R.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

Adams had been wreaking havoc among British ships when his vessel ran aground off foggy Isle au Haut.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… cutters and sculptors, many of whom came from the British Isles, Spain and Italy. These artisans produced some of the finest public monuments and…

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.