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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Contributed by: Lang Smith through Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1884 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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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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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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… from Martha’s Vineyard – an island just off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Their roots went back several generations on the Vineyard, and in addition…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… land into lots and built along the immediate coast, particularly near the Royal River, named for William Royall, one of the earliest settlers of…

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Westport Island History Committee

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My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima