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Item 27709

Herring boxes and shooks at McCurdy's, Lubec, 1998

Contributed by: Edward L. Hawes through Lubec Landmarks Date: 1998 Location: Lubec Media: Wood

Item 33329

Working in McCurdy's Skinning Shed, Lubec, ca. 1982

Contributed by: Brenda Havens Foley through Lubec Landmarks Date: circa 1982 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 48490

Waterfront at Lower Water Street, Lubec, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard


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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.


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.

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

Van Riper’s photographs of the operations in the Skinning/Packing Sheds, the artifacts left there, and memories of workers help in understanding the…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

… are necessary in the larger houses.” Left in the Skinning/Packing Shed were literally thousands of them, dark and oily from the millions of herring…

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Lubec Landmarks

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