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Historical Items

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Item 7402

1930 camp banner, Camp Winnebago

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1930 Location: Kents Hill Media: Silk

Item 10151

Boathouse at Camp Runoia, Belgrade Lakes, 1947

Contributed by: Camp Runoia Date: 1947 Location: Belgrade Lakes Media: Photographic print

Item 7404

Banner from Aquatic meet at Camp Winnebago, 1925

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1925 Location: Fayette Media: Silk

Online Exhibits

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Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Millerite camp meeting, Orrington, 1844

John Martin (1823-1904) learned about the meeting and went to the campground to observe. He drew the picture in 1864 and included it on page 199 of…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Huge shell middens have been found along the shores where natives camped for hundreds of years. After their initial scare by Captain Church's men…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

We held a community-wide meeting in August 2008 to ascertain which exhibit topics we should focus on.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Amato's Italian Sandwiches
by Charles V. Stanhope

Amato's Italian Sandwiches

Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII