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New Items

Added August 5, 2019

Upended tractor during logging operation, MacMahan Island, 1957

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 5, 2019

Charles E. Colby home, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 5, 2019

Westport Island Causeway, ca. 1963

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added July 31, 2019

Mal Morrell, Bowdoin football captain, Brunswick, 1923

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added July 29, 2019

King James I English Laurel coin, Richmond Island, 1623

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King James I English double crown coin, Richmond Island, 1618

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King James VI Scottish half sovereign coin, Richmond Island, 1602

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King James I English Laurel coin, Richmond Island, 1621

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King James I English Laurel coin, Richmond Island, 1623

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King James I English Laurel coin, Richmond Island, 1623

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King Charles I English Unite coin, Richmond Island, 1626

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added July 29, 2019

King Charles I English Unite coin, Richmond Island, 1627

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.

My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.

New Exhibits

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.

Student nurse in maternity ward of Maine General Hospital, Portland, 1926

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

Business and Professional Women at Grand Trunk station, Portland, 1925

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.