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Historical Items

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Item 80665

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from schoolmate Hannah Heal, 1837

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1837 Location: Westport Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104958

Wabanaki beaded pouch, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Wool, cotton, silk, glass bead

Item 104970

Wabanaki beaded pouch, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Wool, cotton, silk, glass bead

Online Exhibits

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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.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.

Site Pages

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St. Joseph Healthcare

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Day 1

… explained that the woody plants may be able to heal themselves. Disturbing the trees any further could cause them to be in worse condition because…

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Guilford, Maine - SPORTS - Page 1 of 3

… championship because at that time there were no heal points to help them out. Backstop construction, Guilford, 1965Guilford Historical Society…

My Maine Stories

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Mali Agat (Molly Ockett) the famous Wabanaki "Doctress"
by Maine Historical Society

Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge


30 years of work at Mercy
by Gordon Davis

Gordon Davis recounted anecdotes from his thirty years of employment at Mercy Hospital


Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation