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Historical Items

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Item 25010

The Ovens, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 25009

The Ovens at Salisbury Cove, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Media: Postcard

Item 25011

The Ovens, Mt. Desert Island, 1940

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: 1940 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


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.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

However, the cans were likely to be the extruded type introduced by American Can a few years before.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

There was always something good coming out of the oven to go with your hot chocolate.” Carl Semmes Securing Trusses on Skyline Riding Arena X…

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Historic Hallowell - Wood Ashes or Gold Dust?

If that residue was baked in an oven, the carbon in the residue would cook off, leaving a product called pearl-ash.

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars