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Historical Items

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Item 29425

British army canteen, ca. 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1888 Media: Metal, wood, cotton, leather

Item 10362

Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton ca.1840

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1840 Location: Houlton Media: Leather

Exhibits

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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.

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Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.