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Historical Items

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Item 23653

Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 23790

Josiah Pierce to sister, 1866

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1866 Location: Gorham; Baldwin Media: Pencil on paper

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Item 13109

Cochranism delineated or, A description of, and specific for a religious hydrophobia, 1819

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1819 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.


Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fashions Far & Away

"It is anticipated that this currently and predominately Chinese selection will eventually expand to include garments from other cultures."

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 3 of 3

"In anticipation of a social event during her visit to the small stylish town of Wiscasset in 1800, young Eliza Southgate wrote home urging her mother…"

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Life on a Tidal River - Project Process

"… had three very special Civil War letters and anticipated future interest and work because of its upcoming 150th anniversary."

My Maine Stories

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Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons


Peace in Maine
by Rebekah Tower

My story is about my family vacations to Maine when I was growing up.


Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.