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Category: Education, Libraries & museums

Historical Items

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Item 6719

C.E. Hobbs Memorial Library, postcard, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Lovell Media: Postcard

Item 9266

Manufacturers and Mechanics Library, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 9268

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ca. 1974

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1974 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Porter Memorial Library

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Bangor Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.