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New Items

Added July 19, 2021

Seaside vista, Houlton, ca. 1945

Item Contributed by
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Added June 15, 2021

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888

Item Contributed by
Eliot Baha'i Archives

Added June 15, 2021

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888

Item Contributed by
Eliot Baha'i Archives

Added June 11, 2021

Blanket Coat by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, Indian Island, 2021

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 11, 2021

kči-čči (The Great Penetrating Arrow),  by James Eric Francis Sr., 2019

Item Contributed by
Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Added June 9, 2021

Wabanaki peaked hat, ca. 1820

Item Contributed by
Boston Children's Museum

Added June 8, 2021

Benjamin Bullard to Sir William Pepperell on slave trading, Barbados, 1720

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Paula Thorne acorn basket, Indian Island, circa 1999

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Pepperrell House, Kittery, circa 1774

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

John Bundy Brown's home, "Bramhall," Portland, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Pussy hat, Augusta, 2017

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Purr-Sist button, Bethel, 2017

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Laura Richter - Educator
by MLTI - Stories of Impact

Laura Richter was a Middle School Educator in Skowhegan, Maine as the MLTI began in 2002.

Colin Sutch
by MLTI - Stories of Impact

Colin Sutch was an Education student at the University of Maine as MLTI began

"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.

Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine

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.