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Historical Items

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Item 18240

West Baldwin Church, ca. 1906

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: circa 1906 Location: Baldwin Media: Photographic print

Item 100295

Free Will Baptist Society of Saco and Biddeford pew subscriptions, 1839

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1839-05-18 Location: Saco; Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 31812

Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1807 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Old Church on the Hill

… all who chose to occupy them, and a tier of wall pews in the rear… The pulpit… was elevated according to the custom which prevailed in those times…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle Congregational Church

… white building with a bell tower and forty-four pews. The total cost of the church was 4,750 dollars.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Thomaston Academy

… Benjamin and Judith Bussey in 1826, contained 78 pews valued at $4066. In 1847 the Thomaston Academy building was built to the east of the church.