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Shoemaker Francis Raynes, South Berwick ca. 1890

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: South Berwick Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnny Stringer ~ A Character of Industry

… of the more common, but interesting, products was handmade clothes pins produced by one of the city’s more colorful tradesmen, Johnny Stringer.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

Glass jars and minuscule handmade envelopes- all filled with wonders. The buttons are small and large, some washed, some still packed with dirt.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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