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Historical Items

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Item 56910

Maine Jewish Film Festival Poster, 2011

Contributed by: An individual through Colby College Special Collections Date: 2011 Location: South Portland; Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 11078

Fiddle Festival, Benton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-07-26 Location: Benton; Benton Media: Photographic print

Item 20799

Maine Music Festival program, 1897

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1897 Location: Bangor; Portland Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor

Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor Greek Festival, Bar Harbor, 1920 Item 21195 infoBar Harbor Historical Society Greek Festival held at the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

The Festival is a market for selling baskets and other Wabanaki crafts, but it is also an opportunity for tribal members from far reaching…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor

… the Arts was an open center for concerts, plays, festivals, and other performing arts in the early 1900's through the 30's with its peak season in…

My Maine Stories

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How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

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Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente