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New Items

Added February 21, 2020

Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 14, 2020

Naval Officers at City Hall, Portland, 1920

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added February 14, 2020

Bright pink petticoat, ca. 1780

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 14, 2020

Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 11, 2020

Maine Militia Flag, circa 1828

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Moire silk dress, ca. 1848

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Victoria Mansion gold silk dress, Portland, ca. 1840

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Figured silk evening dress, ca. 1845

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Victorian-era cotton dress, ca. 1855

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Young woman's muslin dress, ca. 1830

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Gigot (muttun chop) sleeve dress, Eastport, ca. 1838

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added February 7, 2020

Gigot (muttun chop) sleeve dress, ca. 1830

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

Movie Theaters in Portland Maine in the 1940s
by Ralph Bolduc

Ralph Bolduc shared his memories growing up in the movie theaters of Portland Maine in the 1940s.

Orphanage on Revere Street
by anonymous

An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.

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.

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.