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Historical Items

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Item 80804

Welcome to Mexico sign, ca. 2008

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: circa 2008 Location: Mexico Media: Wood, metal

Item 75127

Welcome to Jay sign, ca. 1986

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1986 Location: Jay Media: Photographic print

Item 74851

Electrical 'danger' sign, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Enameled metal

Online Exhibits

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

Notice that most the workers have soldering irons, the essential tool of their trade. Judging from the description of who did what in the can-making…

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

… Hill, following the swell of land that we still notice today. This route was certainly taken by Walnut Hill's six original North Yarmouth settlers.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

Isaiah had noticed the commander’s horse get killed, and he brought his horse to his commander. Then Isaiah ran into the woods, and he slept in…

My Maine Stories

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine


Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey