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Item 1048

Florence Jewett, Norridgewock, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 1397

Doll 'Sally,' Monhegan, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1939-08-08 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 7503

Expandable wooden toy, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Wood


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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.