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Historical Items

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Item 18741

Handmade challis blouse, Houlton, c. 1885

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1885 Location: Houlton Media: Wool

Item 21228

Wood stool, New Sweden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Item 21234

Handmade wood shovel, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood, iron


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Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Johnny Stringer ~ A Character of Industry

… of the more common, but interesting, products was handmade clothes pins produced by one of the city’s more colorful tradesmen, Johnny Stringer.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… to the Wabanaki village to peruse and purchase handmade baskets and a host of other wares. In addition to goods that could be carried away in hand…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 2 of 2

A handmade arch over the walkway to the former Laconia Mill Building #3, which--now home to shops, cafes, and residences-- reads, "Resurgam", Latin…

My Maine Stories

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Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe


Ramen Making
by Ayumi Horie

Ramen Making is about family, cooking, pottery, and what it means to make a life through one's hands


Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor