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Added May 24, 2024

Gray residence entry plan, Mount Desert, ca. 1990

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Acadia National Park Wild Gardens plan, Mount Desert, 1988-1990

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Cushman residence site plan, Seal Harbor, 1993-1999

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Lewis residence preliminary landscape plan, NY, 1996

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Lewis residence plans, Rockport, 1986-1996

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

The Chimneys plans, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, 1905-1999

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Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Butler Capital Corporation conference center plan, Frenchboro, 1986-2001

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Butler residence planting zone plan, Frenchboro, 1984-2001

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Butler Capital Corporation elevation and plan, New York, NY, 1988

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Butler residence pheasantry plan, Booneville, NY, 1992-1994

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Saltonstall residence site plan, Cranberry Isles, 1984

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 24, 2024

Birch Brook subdivision plan, Seal Harbor, 2000

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Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Bonita Pothier-the definition of a trailblazer
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Overcoming the challenges of being Biddeford’s first female mayor is but a part of her contributions

Jim Murphy-living a multi-dimensional life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Life influences: Irish/Quebec ancestry, seminary, Navy, community businesses and organizations.

Bert Gagne-from star athlete to community barber
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Bert’s personal account of his lifelong non-stop approach including his 60+ years as a barber.

Biddeford City Hall: an in-depth tour of this iconic building
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Visual tour and unique insights of Biddeford’s historical landmark

New Exhibits

Portland civil engineers surveying Pearl Street sewer, Portland, 1887

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.

North Atlantic Appalachian Domain map, 2007

Wildlife biologist Richard Anderson first proposed the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in 1993. The IAT is a long-distance hiking trail along the modern-day Appalachian, Caledonian, and Atlas Mountain ranges, geological descendants of the ancient Central Pangean Mountains. Today, the IAT stretches from the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, through portions of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Europe, and into northern Africa.

Tavern sign, Raymond, ca. 1850

Maine Historical Society staff come across unique and unforgettable items in our collections every day. While it's difficult to choose favorites from a dynamic collection, this exhibit features memorable highlights as selected by members of the MHS staff.

"Chops and Tomato Sauce" as prepared for Samuel Pickwick,  ca. 1890

Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes showcases historic recipes, dating from the 18th century to the 1950s, like sweet treats, traditional favorites, promotional printings, medicinal concoctions, curious libations, and recipes that have fallen out of favor.