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Historical Items

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Item 20197

Pettengill's Hall, Island Falls, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Island Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 78816

WWI Movie Broadside, Dixfield, 1943

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Dixfield Media: Ink on paper

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Item 51125

Theatre program advertising, Lubec, 1940

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


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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.


The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

Movies Come To The Island Criterion & Star Tickets, Bar Harbor, ca. 1935Item Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library As Bar Harbor evolved into…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Theater

This statement is not true, because in our research we found that before the actual movie theater was built there were art shows, concerts, and many…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan Then and Now

Skowhegan Then and Now   Our movie on Skowhegan Then and Now Bicycle ClubItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House This movie was part of…

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


Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years