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Historical Items

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Item 10384

Cleaver, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Augusta Media: Cast steel with wooden handle

Item 84558

Franklin Kimball folding utensils, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Media: Metal, wood

Item 18424

Pot lifter, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Media: Iron


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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… and shelves for storing foodstuffs, cooking utensils, basketmaking tools, and other necessities.

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Mercy Hospital - Founding of Mercy

… such as jellies, preserves, linens, and kitchen utensils. The Ladies Auxiliary also had a special committee for transportation, providing means for…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 3 of 4

… by students X Over the years, the writing utensils that students use have drastically changed.

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down