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Historical Items

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Item 12341

Skolfield tea set, Brunswick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1900 Location: Brunswick Media: Ceramic

Item 29261

Thursday Club tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: China

Item 13119

Tea at French House, Houlton, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 35935

32-34 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Patrick Wood Use: Store Building

Item 35939

36-38 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fannie B. Weislander Use: Store Building

Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109641

Tea House for Mrs. Frank O. Goodspeed, Wilton, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926 Location: Wilton Client: Frank O. Goodspeed Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 111873

John S. Hyde residence, Bath, 1913-1956

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913–1956 Location: Bath Client: John Sedgwick Hyde Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 109366

Alterations at Thornhurst Farm for Gen. John Marshall Brown, Falmouth, 1882-1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1882–1886 Location: Falmouth Client: John Marshall Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens; Fassett & Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Tea Room

The Tea Room Clevie and Mary Trask, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Swan's Island Historical Society 253 Harbor Road is now known best as the popular…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old Buildings

… Staples' house Minturn Schoolhouse The Tea Room Redmen's Hall Seaside Hall Andrew Smith Store The McCormick house…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses

… & At Home Dresses View the Wrappers, Tea Gowns & At Home Dresses Slide Show Wrapper is the traditional term used for the gowns gathered…

My Maine Stories

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Shax and laxoox: tea with milk and Somali bread.
by Kheyro Jama

Lahooh (laxoox) is a food staple in East Africa, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner


Alex Mouzas: Passionate about sharing his Greek-American roots
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal, in-depth look into the life and contributions of area Greek-Americans


Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.