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Historical Items

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Item 26994

Wine Glass Stem, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1750 Location: Bristol Media: Glass Negative

Item 26907

Bone Hair Brush from Fort William Henry, Bristol, ca. 1692

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1692 Location: Bristol Media: Bone, bristles

Item 26991

Native American Projectile Point, ca. 5000 BCE

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: 5500 BCE–5050 BCE Location: Bristol Media: Stone

Online Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.