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Historical Items

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Item 10009

Wooden butter paddle

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1900 Location: Van Buren Media: Wood

Item 4129

Shoe valentine, 1883-1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1883 - 1884 Media: Paper

Item 35685

Homemade automobile, Lubec, 1935

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1935 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print


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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.



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.


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

… the value of the products of your orchard? Dairy? Homemade or family goods? 10. What was the value of your market garden in 1839? 11.

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Jonathan Fisher Memorial

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

… produce and home-raised livestock, along with homemade building materials, no longer sufficed. Out of necessity, Industry in Guilford was born.

My Maine Stories

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Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe


Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.