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Historical Items

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Item 66876

Wooden pantry box of T. L. Richardson, Strong, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Strong Media: Bent wood

Item 102401

An old attic, West New Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Portland Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 14420

Hat Box Basket, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1825 Media: Ash, dye

Online Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


Rum, Riot, and Reform - Bootleggers vs. Police

"… Media Victrola converted into liquor storage, Portland, ca. 1922Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Deputy with Victrola/Liquor…"


The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

"Large round blocks of cheese were stored in round wooden boxes. These boxes were often used as pantry storage boxes. Return to Student Research"

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Camden-Rockport Historical Society

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Moosehead Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima