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New Items

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball "B" team, 1915

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball team, 1944

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball "A" team, 1915

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball team, 1912

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's basketball team, 1910

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington Normal School women's basketball team, 1909

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington Normal School women's basketball team, 1906

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 14, 2021

Farmington State Normal School women's baseball team, 1897

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 5, 2021

Farmington State Normal School men's basketball team, 1934

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added October 5, 2021

Farmington State Normal School men's basketball team, 1923

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added September 29, 2021

Adeline Rines' georgette gown, Portland, ca. 1941

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 10, 2021

Community Center, Frye Island, ca. 1970

Item Contributed by
Frye Island Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.

Dana Mitchell - MLTI in Passamaquoddy Homelands
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Dana Mitchell talked about one-to-one's arrival at one Passamaquoddy Reservation school.

Nick Emberley - 7th Grade student as the MLTI begins
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Nick Emberley recounted his excitement as a 7th grader receiving his MLTI iBook in 2002.

Ann Luginbuhl - One-to-one in a small rural school
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Ann Luginbuhl describes the arrival of one-to-one in a K-8 school of 30 students.

New Exhibits

Painting of Mont Saint Michel, ca. 1945

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.

Riverside Hotel, at Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ca. 1910

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

MMN Image 108788

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Passenger boat landing, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1940

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.