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Item 102165

Thomas Jefferson contemplating the sale of frontier land, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Scenes in the State of Maine, 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1855 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.


CODE RED: Climate, Justice & Natural History Collections

Explore topics around climate change by reuniting collections from one of the nation's earliest natural history museums, the Portland Society of Natural History. The exhibition focuses on how museums collect, and the role of humans in creating changes in society, climate, and biodiversity.

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William Fogg Public Library

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

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

The westward expansion resulted in the growth of inland cities, while rail lines allowed quarries in the interior to supply the materials needed for…

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Lincoln, Maine - Jacob Stinchfield

He also played a part in the Westward expansion of the country. This is probably another reason he moved to Michigan.