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Historical Items

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Item 14051

Murder weapon, Bucksport, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bucksport Media: Wood, metal

Item 4253

Dagger, ca. 1864, crafted in the Libby Prison by a prisoner of war

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Richmond Media: Metal, leather

Item 98558

Civil War bayonet with leather scabbard, Windham, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Windham Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Windham Media: brass, leather

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Exhibit

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 1 of 2

… Plant, which produced automotive parts and weapons, was acquired by Maremont Corporation and continues to build weapons under the name General…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men

… in 1865 invented one of the deadliest whaling weapons ever devised, the “bomb lance” harpoon. In 1852, another son, Captain Job Pierce, built the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - North Church

… black hands passing/receiving a torch and some weapons of war which might have something to do with the Civil War, which ended just five years…

My Maine Stories

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Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.