Keywords: Museum objects
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 883
Blue marlin at the L.C. Bates Museum, Fairfield, ca. 1955
Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1955 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print
Frederic W Higgins Coffin Plate, 1849
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1849 Media: Tin, pine cones
Wadsworth-Longfellow House souvenir vase, ca. 1925
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Porcelain
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 20
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary
A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 42
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 3
From Naturalists to Environmentalists
by Andy Beahm
The beginnings of Maine Audubon in the Portland Society of Natural History
Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger
Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving
An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania
Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021