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Historical Items

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Item 13570

Camp Houlton POWs

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13569

POWs at Camp Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13559

Camp Houlton prisoners of war, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

Exhibit

Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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