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Historical Items

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Item 23626

Men carrying a whale fin, Ragged Island, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-02-23 Location: Harpswell Media: Glass Negative

Item 16477

Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1790 Media: Pewter

Item 25103

Removing whale blubber, Ragged Island, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-02-23 Location: Harpswell Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

Many began joining in against whaling, with many species of whales being in danger of extinction. This caused the beginning of the global…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men

Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men The Drews and the Pierces Among the first settlers to arrive in what is now Hallowell were shipbuilders from…

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec

… and steamboats, hazardous ice cutting, shipping, whaling, and also the waterfront. This exhibit was created in 2011 by the 7th Grade students at…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay