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Item 84

Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1620 Location: Plymouth Media: Earthenware

Item 6804

Sign in the form of a glove

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1764 Media: wood

Item 12976

Wreath of Human Hair

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1867 Location: Houlton Media: human hair


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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.



Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.