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Historical Items

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Item 5886

John W. G. Dunn cooking fish, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Media: Photographic print

Item 101385

Captain Andrew Peterson, Monhegan, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monhegan Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104676

Man holding Landlocked Salmon, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who this and where it was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

Exhibit

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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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Back (l-r): Lewis Brackley, Lawrence Cook, Glen Brackley, Laurence Voter, Wendell Cook, Ross Richards, Merlon Kingsley.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Thaxter Cook, * Thaxter Cook Back row: * Col. James S Nash, * George T Jacobs, * Sylvester Vaughan, * Samuel Gilman, * Alden Gilman, Mrs.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… (1854-1930) shows his prize catch, a very small fish. He and his wife Ida (Jackson) raised their two daughters, Crystal and Evelyn, in Strong.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Ramen Making
by Ayumi Horie

Ramen Making is about family, cooking, pottery, and what it means to make a life through one's hands

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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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.