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Historical Items

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Item 10011

Wooden butter bowl

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1900 Location: Van Buren Media: Wood

Item 10010

Wooden butter paddle

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1900 Location: Van Buren Media: Wood

Item 10009

Wooden butter paddle

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: circa 1900 Location: Van Buren Media: Wood

Online Exhibits

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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

Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Farm Life

Her children would help their mother churn the butter. They also brought the butter to the customers and collect money.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 1 of 5

… she would bring a sandwich, such as a peanut butter, tuna, or egg salad. She also would bring chips, soda, a candy bar, and fruit.

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

… and red tokens were for things like meat, fish, butter, fat, and dairy goods. Rationing Gas The OPA, the Office of Price Administration…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls

Story

The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds

Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.