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Historical Items

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Item 108975

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball team, 1944

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1944 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 10970

Joan Benoit, Danny Bolduc in Augusta, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-08-27 Location: Augusta; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 10166

Tennis match at Camp Runoia, Belgrade Lakes, 1910

Contributed by: Camp Runoia Date: 1910 Location: North Belgrade; Belgrade Lakes Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical

Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of Maine Historical Society's permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 3 of 3

The French word for fitted military metal armor, cuirasse aptly describes the long, tightly fitted body and hip hugging jacket, called a basque…

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Historic Hallowell - Maine Industrial School for Girls

… under the genial influence of kind treatment, and physical and moral training, they may be won back to ways of virtue and respectability, and…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

He was also physically fit and was a very hard worker. Shep married a woman named Margarite Littlefield.

My Maine Stories

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2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide