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Historical Items

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Item 22655

Canoe Club float, Brunswick, 1889

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1889 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 6005

Brunswick Canoe Club, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 66502

Kennebunk River Club, Kennebunkport, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Linen texture postcard

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

Canoeing at Bar Harbor, 1886Abbe Museum Canoe Club Boasting as many as 300 members, the Mount Desert Island Canoe Club encouraged “cooing…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

… and for visitors to enjoy hunting, fishing and canoeing. Railroad commissioners learned immediately that building a standard gauge railroad would…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

Richards, fascinated with these canoes, purchased this canoe before disembarking the steamer. Tudor and John Richards II, grandsons of Henry…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.