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Item 20242

The Kapitoleum, New Sweden, ca. 1930

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 17802

Wooden grave marker, New Sweden, 1894

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1894-12-21 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

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Item 20237

Central School, New Sweden, 1938

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1938 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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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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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

1935Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society New Sweden has a long history of cross country skiing and is known as the birthplace of nordic…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The First 51 Settlers

… New Sweden Olof Morell - Lot 135-1/2, New Sweden Nils Olsson - Lot 115, New Sweden Wife: Elna Children: Vilhelm, Alfred, Judith, Karoline, Anna…

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New Sweden Historical Society

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