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Historical Items

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Item 27820

Old Church on the Hill, Thomaston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 16496

The Old Church on the Hill, Thomaston, ca. 1906

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1906 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Item 27937

Sagadahock National Bank, Bath, ca. 1876

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1876 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"… the Swedenborgian Church, the Winter Street Church and the Central Congregational/Chocolate Church, were joined by more elaborate structures in the…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

"It currently is occasionally used as a church , and primarily it is used as an arts center for dancing, musical productions, and more."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

"… the editor of the Bath Independent for a long period of time, was one of Bath’s most well-known citizens of the early and mid 20th century."

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.