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Historical Items

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Item 48981

Harry Johnson opera hat, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Silk and fur hat

Item 110560

Merry, the Hatter beaver fur hat, Portland, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: beaver fur, leather, silk

Item 110561

Byron Greenough & Co. beaver hat, Portland, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Portland Media: beaver fur, leather, silk

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Colonial and 19th century fur trade

A vignette in "Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Part 1," this fur trade mini-exhibition discusses the environmental and economic impact of the fur trade in Maine through the 19th century.


Northern Threads: Outerwear, Militia & Cadet uniforms

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 19th century outerwear, bonnets, militia and cadet uniforms.


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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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tilson's Hat

Tilson's Hat Civil War Union Cap worn by Perez TilsonItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society ➢ This is a recreation Henry Tilson’s…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

The hats were woven of straw. The male figure in the painting Morning View Blue Hill Village is wearing a hat that appears to have been created…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… pictured here front/center in vest, coat and hat, produced long and short lumber, hardwood flooring, lathe and turning-mill square stock, with corn…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity


Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Governors

Grade Level: Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.