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Historical Items

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Item 10771

Emery Hill house, Fairfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 7954

Benedict Arnold to George Washington, Oct. 27, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-10-27 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 8988

Near Carrying Place Rips, 1928

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1928 Location: Carrying Place Twp. Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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?


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

These men were to get to Quebec by following the Kennebec river upstream. Someone informed George Washington that the only way to travel on the…

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

They were attempting to take control of the fortress at Quebec City then held by the British. The trip was doomed from the beginning as boats were…