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Item 12302

Mortar and Pestle, c. 1800

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1800 Location: Brunswick; Harpswell Media: Wood

Item 16474

Mortar and Pestle, Houlton, c. 1830

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1830 Location: Houlton Media: Wood

Item 22798

Mortar and pestle, Houlton, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Houlton Media: Wood

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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