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Historical Items

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Item 102223

Lafayette Elm, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Item 31602

General Lafayette's toast given at Kennebunk, 1825

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1825 Location: Kennebunk Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10531

Welcome Lafayette Ribbon, Portland, 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1825 Location: Portland Media: Silk

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Adaptive reuse

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring up-cycled and reused historic fabrics.


Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Postscript: More Moving Buildings

… for his son John, the building was outfitted as a general store and post office serving the Asticou Inn and neighborhood.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 4 of 6

… about 70 poles which were taken away. Even if the general public may no longer recall that these disfiguring lines formerly existed, I can still…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… at the pharmacy, watch a film at the theater and generally take care of their daily needs without having to leave the village.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars