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Historical Items

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Item 135841

Furbish’s Lousewort, Fort Kent, 1881

Contributed by: Harvard University Herbarium Date: 1881 Location: Fort Kent Media: Botanical specimen

Item 135842

Furbish's Lousewort, Van Buren, 1880

Contributed by: New England Botanical Society Date: 1880 Location: Van Buren Media: Botanical specimen

Item 135727

Leatherback turtle display at the Portland Society of Natural History, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.


CODE RED: Climate, Justice & Natural History Collections

Explore topics around climate change by reuniting collections from one of the nation's earliest natural history museums, the Portland Society of Natural History. The exhibition focuses on how museums collect, and the role of humans in creating changes in society, climate, and biodiversity.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Fryeburg Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

"Buck, when surviving specimens of dress are studied in the same way as other material evidence of civilization, clothing takes its place as part of…"

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Reform and Repeal

"This specimen was given out with Belfast 5" cigars. X The Beer Question Newspaper clipping, April 27, 1933."

My Maine Stories

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Lifelong Lepidopterist
by E. Christopher Livesay

Chris Livesay collects and studies butterflies.


Importance of Insects in Maine
by Charlene Donahue

Doing Insect surveys with the Maine Entomological Society