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Historical Items

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Item 76567

Muster committee New Year postcard, 1927

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1927-10-12 Location: Newburyport Media: Postcard

Item 76568

Androscoggin No. 2 at Westbrook muster, 1923

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1923-07-04 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104729

Woman at horse show, ca. 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who this and where it was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Fireman's Musters in Hallowell

… a gathering of antique equipment for the use of competition and display, musters were a source of games, family bonding, new friendships…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Candid Photography

… “Congratulations are due the school for attracting such a fine group of students especially in view of today’s competitive labor market.”

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Skowhegan Community History - Farming in the Skowhegan Area

The railroad therefore had a major impact on competition for Maine farmers. Because of all this competition, Maine farmers had to get together and…

My Maine Stories

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Dan Gagne: The story behind Biddeford’s legendary speed skater
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Stories from a competitive athlete with countless awards and contributions to his community

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How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021