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Historical Items

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Item 100942

Primary and intermediate school, Bangor, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 100938

Interior, John Martin store, Center Street, Bangor, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1864 Location: Bangor Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 100928

Lunt House, Cumberland at Center streets, Bangor, ca. 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1853 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Bangor Historical Society

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Item contributed by the Bangor Museum and Center for History. X Conditions weren’t that much different in Andersonville prison, which was more…