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Historical Items

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Item 100533

Moses Greenleaf to David James on slate, Williamsburg, 1834

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1834 Location: Williamsburg Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100531

Letter concerning discovery of slate vein in Brownville, 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1833-07-01 Location: Brownville Media: Ink on paper

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James Brackett note to Moses Greenleaf on slate vein, Bangor, 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1833 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… skill in dealing with the salt-water environment, expertly handling canoes and hunting seal and porpoise.

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

For years they used Basques as expert whalers on their ships. Whale oil is rarely used today, so modern whaling is mainly hunting the whales for…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… for mackerel and Swan’s Island fishermen became experts in their field. "From 1874 to 1889 Swan’s Island fishing vessels took either the first or…

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.