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Historical Items

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Item 10098

Henry Knox wardrobe, Thomaston, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1790 Location: Thomaston Media: Mahogany primary, pine and cedar seconday woods

Item 10109

Knox Windsor chair, Thomaston, 1794

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1794 Location: Thomaston; Philadelphia Media: Mahogany

Item 102406

Old table chair, West New Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Portland Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Auction Fundraiser For Furnishing the New School, Strong, cr. 1951 Item 72862 infoStrong Historical Society Townspeople of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

1951 School Auction Fundraiser For Furnishing the New School, Strong, cr. 1951 Item 72862 infoStrong Historical Society Townspeople of…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… states that over the course of the war Biddeford “furnished over 1,000 men, all requisitions for soldiers being cheerfully and promptly met, and…