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Historical Items

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Item 22686

First Traverse Jury, Alfred, 1911

Contributed by: Alfred Historical Committee Date: 1911 Location: Alfred Media: Photographic print

Item 25821

First Traverse Jury in York County, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: 1910 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 15618

Penobscot County jury, Bangor, early 1900s

Contributed by: Bangor Daily News / Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 1 of 7

… in 1760, where the Kennebec Proprietors hoped juries in company towns would be more favorable to their legal arguments.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - A Murder In Strong

Not able to come to an agreement, the jury had to be discharged. Doyle went back to jail, where he was to wait for his second trial.

My Maine Stories

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut-wrenching fear


Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.


Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.