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Historical Items

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Item 51125

Theatre program advertising, Lubec, 1940

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1940 Location: Lubec Media: Ink on paper

Item 105183

The Houlton Theater, 1957

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1957 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 66663

Upper end of the village, Strong, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Strong Media: Photo negative


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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.


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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Alec Borland's Motion, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72369 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Alexander Borland’s…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Dreamland and Liberty

… visited Bath they would want to see a play or a motion picture (in later years) at the Dreamland. This was one of the reasons the Dreamland had a…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

… One of the most popular events was showing motion pictures. It was often referred to as the “Palace Theater,” to honor its regal stature and…

My Maine Stories

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Movie Theaters in Portland Maine in the 1940s
by Ralph Bolduc

Ralph Bolduc shared his memories growing up in the movie theaters of Portland Maine in the 1940s.


Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater