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Added November 9, 2020

Edson Giles store, Boothbay, ca.1920

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Sawyer's Landing, Boothbay,  ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Dresden ferry  ca. 1915

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Hermit, Monhegan Island, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Paragon Button Corporation, Waldoboro, 1921

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Grimes Cove and Ocean Point, East Boothbay, ca. 1915

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Garrison Hill School, Wiscasset, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 6, 2020

Hodgkins store, North Newcastle,  ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 5, 2020

Oake Grove Hotel, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 5, 2020

Post office, Walpole, ca. 1915

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 5, 2020

Squirrel Island, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum

Added November 5, 2020

Passenger boat landing, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1940

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Penobscot Marine Museum

New My Maine Stories

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

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

New Exhibits

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?

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.