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Historical Items

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Item 22312

Captain Clase and family portrait, ca. 1870

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: New Sweden Media: Tintype

Item 20235

Mr. and Mrs. Nils Olson, New Sweden, ca. 1870

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 16968

Little White Church, Princeton, 1960

Contributed by: Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Date: 1960 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The First 51 Settlers

… byNew Sweden Historical Society The First Settlers consisted of 22 men, 11 women, and 18 children, totalling 51 settlers.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

… Permanent Settlers Arrive Two major waves of settlers arrived after 1768 – the first from Gloucester, Massachusetts in addition to James…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

-Abraham Somes, Mount Desert Island’s first white settler Beaded purse, ca. 1880Item Contributed byAbbe Museum Late in life ca.