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Historical Items

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Item 29405

Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Postcard

Item 29401

Protection of clams in the Town of Scarborough, 1853

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1853-02-18 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29399

John Kilbourn Paper, Scarborough, 1852

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1852 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Burnham & Morrill used clams soaked in water because they were lighter in color. Other canneries used “unsoaked” clams, as “soaked” clams lost not…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

… I Remember Lobster Fishing in Scarborough Most clam and lobster fisheries in Scarborough have been associated with Pine Point, and many Pine Point…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Timeline of Events

Timeline of Events   Watch movie about Scarborough's MCHP experience October 2008 Scarborough Team begins monthly meetings to explore grant…