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Historical Items

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Item 70142

Fourth of July lobster bake, Swan's Island ca. 1960

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Swans Island Media: Photographic print

Item 104821

NFBPWC clambake guests eat lobster, Peaks Island, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925-07-15 Location: Portland Media: glass negative

Item 78749

Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Skowhegan, 1955

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1955 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Fourth of July lobster bake, Swan's Island ca. 1960Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society During the 1960-1980s there were lobster

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

They’d bring baked beans all hot in a bucket.” Many kids still bring cold lunches from home, but hot lunch can be extra popular on days with…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

She fixed up the building, did all the baking and washing herself, and held regular dances before and after the war.

My Maine Stories

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.