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Historical Items

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Item 8998

Miss Mabel Williams, Moscow, 1928

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1928 Location: Moscow Media: Photographic print

Item 111597

Leather patch jodhpurs, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Media: cotton, leather, plastic

Item 17925

WAC R and R, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


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.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… 21, and leaving in 1953 with 60 shows under her belt, having met and married her husband, producer Charles O. Carrey.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… folks gathered together in everyday clothes, belting out a moving rendition of a chorus from Aida, accompanied by two or more pianos, while an…

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

… by steam which turned a shaft while a conveyer belt took the trees up to the sawmill. The logs were scaled to a specific length on the way or upon…

My Maine Stories

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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