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Historical Items

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Item 98798

Fire Department Helmet, Waldoboro, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1950 Location: Waldoboro Media: metal

Item 79507

"Chubb" Colby Memorial Fire Helmet, Topsham, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1900 Location: Topsham Media: leather

Item 103595

Libby Building fire, Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936-08-21 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Life on a Tidal River - Football in Bangor

These helmets, however, were only made of leather which did not offer as much protection as today's standard helmets.

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

They were easily identified by the white helmets and armbands they wore. One of their duties was to monitor the darkening of houses and buildings so…