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Historical Items

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Item 36021

Office of the Heselton House, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 33907

Wall clock face, Blue Hill, 1790

Contributed by: Farnsworth Museum of Art through Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: 1790 Location: Blue Hill Media: Paper, wood

Item 13126

French House parlor, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

… against a freely painted backdrop resembling the decorative wall paintings of the period. Similarly, a fireman from Skowhegan and John Chase of…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Streetscape, 1790-1930

… had a Mansard roof, which originally included decorative windows, stone ornamentation, and a slate finish.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021