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Historical Items

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Item 102757

Society of Mayflower descendants seal, ca. 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1897 Media: Wax

Item 11445

Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-11-24 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 80465

The Lobster Pot, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Exhibit

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.