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Historical Items

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Item 17825

Violin, Double Sided

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

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Item 25414

Freelan Oscar Stanley Violin, 1878

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1878 Location: Kingfield Media: Spruce and maple

Item 15633

Harry Hayman Cochrane, Monmouth, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Monmouth Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Monmouth Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Northern Threads: Outerwear, Militia & Cadet uniforms

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 19th century outerwear, bonnets, militia and cadet uniforms.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… channel led to dredging and fabrication of the unusual piers. Progress on the Roosevelt Bridge, Lubec, 1961 Item Contributed byLubec…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

This was an unusual offer as most business men did not have that kind of cash available and the offer surprised Johnson.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.