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Historical Items

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Item 81108

Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1958

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1958 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 81408

Thuya Garden Gate, Northeast Harbor, 2011

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 2011 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Photographic print

Item 81106

Thuya Garden & Asticou Terraces, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1961

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1961 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

… was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and other topics and wrote and illustrated five volumes of recollections…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

… was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and numerous other topics, drew the series of gate designs in his "Scrap Book…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 7 design, Bangor, 1867

He continued that he would use the design, "if ever I am so lucky as to build one again and should be compelled to use wooden posts." He noted that…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR