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Item 104258

Electri Kitchen recipes - Ham Delight, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1954 Media: Ink on paper

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Kitchen, Yellow House, Gardiner, ca. 1985

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1985 Location: Gardiner Media: photographic print

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Universal Electric Mixabeater, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Media: Aluminum, steel

Online Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes

Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes showcases historic recipes, dating from the 18th century to the 1950s, like sweet treats, traditional favorites, promotional printings, medicinal concoctions, curious libations, and recipes that have fallen out of favor.

Site Pages

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Pejepscot Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Interviews - Page 2 of 2

"… electricity during the ice storm? A: We did lose electricity and I think that when we woke up at five o’clock that morning the electricity was gone."

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Lincoln, Maine - Other Early Hospitals

"… new equipment, X-Ray treatment room, incubator, kitchen, and laboratory. They also made an ambulance entrance."

My Maine Stories

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The Oakfield Inn
by Rodney Duplisea

This is a summarized article about the opening of the Oakfield Inn. It appeared in the Bangor Daily