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Historical Items

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Item 102124

James Monroe to John Holmes regarding the Treaty of Ghent, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-01-24 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Children at beach, Lubec, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

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Breakwater, Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


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.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

The Bay of Fundy, the Maine coast, and even the Gulf of St. Lawrence were fishing grounds for the rest of the season.

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… • New England Aquarium establishes Bay of Fundy Right Whale Research Field Station in Lubec Water Street, Lubec, ca.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… a 15 square mile Canadian island in the Bay of Fundy and site of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s long time summer home, lies 10 miles across open ocean…