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Historical Items

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Item 14970

Millard and Helene Baldwin, New Gloucester, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: New Gloucester Media: Photographic print

Item 25645

Students in classroom, Pownal State School, ca. 1937

Contributed by: New Gloucester Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: New Gloucester Media: Photographic print

Item 8811

Herb catalog, United Society of Shakers, New Gloucester, 1864

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1864 Location: New Gloucester; New Gloucester Media: Paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111498

Becksvoort residence plans, New Gloucester, 1989

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1989 Location: New Gloucester Client: Becksvoort Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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New Gloucester Historical Society

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold

… as of 2022 the Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. The Malaga community was erased.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

New Gloucester was an important destination in early times, since the courts met here from 1791 to 1805.