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Historical Items

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Item 102271

Poster for Peaks Playhouse musical events, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 17394

Peaks Island House, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 64430

House Island from Peaks Island, ca. 1890

Courtesy of Douglas Noble, an individual partner Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 89200

Varney property, City Point Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William H. Varney Use: Dwelling

Item 89226

Randall property, N. Side Central Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nellie Cate Randall Use: Dwelling

Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

By century's end the total was about 370. At its peak in the 1850s, shipping and shipbuilding was the island's biggest industry.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

… groups, such as the Grange, which reached its peak in the early part of the century, created an enlarged social environment for women and for men.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

At its peak in 1885, Bar Harbor’s summer Indian village at the foot of Holland Avenue was home to 250 Wabanakis.

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War