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Historical Items

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Item 27973

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 9199

Montpelier, Thomaston, 1870

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Fales Edgarton House

The house has been altered but its basic simplistic Cape Cod style is quite typical of the times. It is said that the walls are constructed with…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

It contains William and Mary’s College, the oldest in the US, excepting Harvard. The village is nearly as large as Thomaston and very pleasantly…