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Historical Items

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Item 18427

Wallpaper, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Item 18743

Silver plated brass oil lamp, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Brass, silver, glass

Item 18745

Reeves Suction Sweeper, Houlton, c. 1910

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Houlton; Milford Media: Metal

Exhibits

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Wilson Museum

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Kennebunkport Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down