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Historical Items

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Item 102761

Toy Len Goon and Dogan Goon, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 104896

Sarah Tibbetts hoping to visit husband in port, Westport Island, 1895

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1895 Location: Westport Island; Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 15479

Frances Elizabeth Appleton Longfellow

Contributed by: NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Date: 1834 Location: Cambridge Media: Oil on panel

Online Exhibits

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The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.


Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 2 of 4

… custodial powers over property that their wives owned prior to marriage. Thus, after Rachel Atkins married James Berry in 1687, she could no longer…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell's First Dwelling

Then, with their wives and the one little child, they crept under it and passed the night. In the morning they arose and began the settlement of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Andrew Anderson

My mother at first stayed at home- most house wives stayed at home- and I’m a little ambiguous about that. It pays to have a mother in the house.

My Maine Stories

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life


Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII