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Added January 19, 2021

Hospital Island, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added January 19, 2021

Relaxing on the Sheepscot River, Westport Island, 1946

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added January 19, 2021

Farmington State Normal Students, 1908

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added January 19, 2021

Farmington State Normal School class of 1908

Item Contributed by
Mantor Library at UMF

Added January 19, 2021

Rayon taffeta dress, ca. 1960

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 19, 2021

Memorial gathering at Hillside Cemetery, Monson, 1922

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added January 19, 2021

American Legion, Monson, 1922

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added January 19, 2021

Alexander Carlson World War Certificate, 1920

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added January 15, 2021

Annie Moriarty's colbalt blue dress, Lewiston, ca. 1905

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 15, 2021

Khaki workaday uniform, ca. 1925

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 15, 2021

Eleanor M. Hennessey's graduation dress, Portland, ca.1896

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added December 29, 2020

Pigeon bodice day dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.

30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans

This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.

Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe

New Exhibits

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.

MMN Image 105956

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

Maine Medical Center, Portland, 2008

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.

MMN Image 105643

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?