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Historical Items

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Item 14457

Bed wrench, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Media: Cast iron

Item 17844

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad outfit car kitchen, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Media: Photographic print

Item 17845

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Outfit Car Interior, c. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 31999

Assessor's Record, 15-21 Abbott Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sarah L. Larrabee Style: Utilitarian Use: Garage

Item 32004

Assessor's Record, 26 Adelaide Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lilla A. Stevens Style: Utilitarian Use: Barn

Item 32005

Assessor's Record, 18 Adelaide Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lilla Stevens Style: Utilitarian Use: Garage

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.