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Historical Items

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Item 8711

Syrup house, Waterford

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 11849

Goodnow and Smith salt spoon, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Bucksport Media: Silver (coin)

Item 12300

Pudding mold, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Brunswick Media: metal

Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

My Maine Stories

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Amato's Italian Sandwiches
by Charles V. Stanhope

Amato's Italian Sandwiches

Story

How to prepare "Paquet de poisson a la vapeur"
by Titi de Baccarat

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine

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Shax and laxoox: tea with milk and Somali bread.
by Kheyro Jama

Lahooh (laxoox) is a food staple in East Africa, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner