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Historical Items

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Item 7503

Expandable wooden toy, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Wood

Item 6882

Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1872 Media: Wood, leather

Item 67305

Ball Toss & Catch Game, Strong Wood Turning Corp., ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pike through Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Strong Media: Lacquered wood

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

Exhibit

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

… producing wooden handles, knobs, caps, rings, toys and countless other novelties which were shipped all over the country and abroad.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… producing wooden handles, knobs, caps, rings, toys and countless other novelties which were shipped all over the country and abroad.

Site Page

Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

Product lines were soon expanded to include toys, furniture parts, hobby and craft items, dowels of all sorts, and primarily, golf tees.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down