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Historical Items

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Item 75158

Clothes lines and reflection, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Photo negative

Item 80913

Martha Osgood letter about fabric, dresses, Bar Mills, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Bar Mills; Standish; Saco; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 97336

Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1864-06-17 Location: Belfast Media: Wool, cotton, embroidery

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

A Signature Quilt By Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Wormell Sisters image from Betsey Leavitt Josselyn Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889Item…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving