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Historical Items

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Item 28790

Mineral covered box, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1821 Location: Paris Media: Stone, wood

Item 74825

Electrical insulator, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Ceramic, composite materials

Item 10221

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… that once produced some of the nations’s finest mica The mine that produced the world’s largest tourmaline A Olympic class Nordic ski facility The…