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Added September 18, 2020

Mantle with ostrich feathers, ca. 1890

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 18, 2020

Emma W. Farrington's wedding dress, Holden, ca. 1861

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 18, 2020

Watered silk cape, ca. 1865

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 18, 2020

Full crinoline dress with fringe, ca. 1859

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 17, 2020

Detachable sleeve crinoline dress, ca. 1855

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 15, 2020

Tussah silk dress, ca. 1855

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 15, 2020

Adela Adam's silk faille ensamble, Portland, ca.1900

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 15, 2020

Dolman sleeve evening mantle, ca. 1875

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 14, 2020

'Ordinary' dress, ca. 1845

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 14, 2020

Calico dress, ca. 1850

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 14, 2020

White cotton dress with gigot sleeves, Portland, ca. 1825

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added September 14, 2020

Silk crepe dress with double puff sleeves, Eastport, ca. 1825

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Isolation!
by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life

Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear

Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of JUNE 2020

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Exhibits

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.

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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?

Verlie Colby, Westport, ca. 1909

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

Mary Mitchell Selmore, Pleasant Point, 1901

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.