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Historical Items

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Item 9196

Montpelier museum, Thomaston, ca. 1931

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1931 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 6963

Surgical kit, ca. 1770

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1779 Media: Leather, metal, tortoise shell

Item 84432

Charles Oleson surgical kit, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Chattanooga Media: Wood, metal


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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Historic Hallowell - Industrial Recources

… Iron, Jerry Iron, Nog, Oker, Pitch Ladle, Racing Knife, Reeming Iron, and Wrung Staff. Now here are the descriptions of each tool.

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… fish in the left hand at once and, with a large knife in the right, cuts off the heads one at a time” (p. 475).

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast