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Historical Items

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Item 102405

Emery Butts, New Portland, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Portland Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 135785

Owl's Nest, Yellow House, Gardiner, ca. 1985

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1985 Location: Gardiner Media: photographic print

Item 58172

G.A.R. Post No. 134, Strong, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Strong Media: Cabinet photograph

Online Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War & Biddeford

"… commencement of the present civil war, we have furnished from our own population upwards of seven hundred men, not only meeting promptly every…"

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

"Each workman furnished his own tools, all of which were sold at the store of William Coggins. The Civil War With an 1860 population of 1319 (the…"

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

"The furnishings of homes and buildings were crafted by cabinetmakers such as John Stringer of Hallowell (who also made clothes pins) and Benjamin F."

My Maine Stories

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The Oakfield Inn
by Rodney Duplisea

This is a summarized article about the opening of the Oakfield Inn. It appeared in the Bangor Daily


A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference


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