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Historical Items

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Item 13684

Twine Mill, West Kennebunk, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1880 Location: West Kennebunk Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 14551

Twine used in sailmaking, ca. 1990

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner Date: circa 1990 Location: Camden Media: Cotton

Item 27037

Business Letter, Islesboro, 1898

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

Purse with fabric twined by Molly Ockett, ca. 1785Maine Historical Society The Sokokis/Saco main village is thought to be Sowocatuck, where modern…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

… used greased window weights attached to twine to do this. Fishermen also used visual signs to note where to put a string of traps.

My Maine Stories

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.