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Historical Items

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Item 17272

Lillian Nordica stage jewelry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Wood, glass, metal

Item 13497

Valentine, Fryeburg, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Fryeburg Media: Ink on paper

Item 65074

Commencement program cover, Surry High School, 1917

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1917-06-07 Location: Surry Media: Diamond embossed cardstock with a blue and gold tassle


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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 2 of 3

Visitors can see the ornate tea set that Crosby took on fishing trips, numerous photographs and even the shingle that hung outside “Saint Anthony’s…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

It consisted of a cinder track, fieldhouse, and ornate fencing. On that fence are reliefs depicting baseball and football players.