Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.
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.
… Description John Martin (1823-1904), an account and architecture enthusiast, called this house "the most & best house I ever see for $1000." The…
In 1862, he opened his own store on Center Street near the Rail Road Bridge. Martin, who began in 1864 writing a detailed account of his life and…