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Historical Items

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"Hang in there" sign, Brunswick, 2020

Courtesy of Tilly Laskey, an individual partner Location: Brunswick Media: Digital image

Mystery Corner Item

Item 102176

Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize anyone in this photo?

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1947 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

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Looking up the Kennebec River, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1870 Location: Skowhegan Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Ledyard Block

Then came the Shelter Institute and Woodbutcher tools from 1991-1999 and the Bath Amusement Center from 1967-1971, and many people lived there as…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church

Churches are also used for shelters, concerts, weddings, and celebrations. Bradley Arnold “How does this topic connect to you in your life today?”…

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware

I might not be able to have a shelter from the weather and diseases. If the store didn’t exist back then people couldn’t build houses, and there…

My Maine Stories

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2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.