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Historical Items

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Item 8091

Cow on Ram Island Farm, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Glass Negative

Item 67734

Big Fella the bull, Staples house, Swan's Island, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 105223

Hay wagon at the barn, Westport Island, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1910 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109440

Insane Hospital buildings, Augusta; Vinylhaven, 1893-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1893–1907 Location: Vinylhaven; Augusta; Vinylhaven Client: State of Maine Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects

Online Exhibits

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Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.


Selections from the Collections

Maine Historical Society staff come across unique and unforgettable items in our collections every day. While it's difficult to choose favorites from a dynamic collection, this exhibit features memorable highlights as selected by members of the MHS staff.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… 50 houses, 8 mills, 6 stores, 95 oxen, 178 cows, 58 hogs, and 5 horses. Shipbuilding and Seafaring .

My Maine Stories

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima