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Historical Items

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Item 105840

Harpswell Community School pandemic message, 2020

Courtesy of Tilly Laskey, an individual partner Date: 2020-04-25 Location: Harpswell Media: Digital image

Item 75490

Life after Eastern, Brewer, ca. 2004

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 2004 Location: Brewer Media: Compact disc

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Item 75472

Sensing Eastern's closure was coming, Brewer, 2006

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 2004 Location: Brewer Media: Compact disc

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Exhibits

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Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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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.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1800-1830

… slim silk twill coat with a flat fold over closure and early full headed sleeves set very high at the back; a Longfellow family spencer or short…

Site Page

Historic Clothing Collection - 1830-1850 - Page 2 of 3

… dating towards the end of the era, a specked beige with a red check oval motif, front closure, gathered skirt, inset waist and long cap sleeves.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1830-1860

… border; and a heavy black wool with tab toggle closures, with a 1850s-1860s burnoose style fixed-in-place hood.

My Maine Stories

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Story

What did I do during the Covid quarantine?
by Nasser Rohani from Baha'i Community

Individuals response to Covid and social distancing.

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.