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New Items

Added January 6, 2020

Paul's Diner, Biddeford, ca. 1947

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added December 19, 2019

Aerial view of Maine Medical Center parking garage construction, Portland, 1972

Item Contributed by
Maine Medical Center Archives

Added December 19, 2019

Aerial view of Maine Medical Center and surrounding streets, Portland, 1972

Item Contributed by
Maine Medical Center Archives

Added December 18, 2019

Maine Medical Center parking garage at night, Portland, 1973

Item Contributed by
Maine Medical Center Archives

Added December 17, 2019

Charles Lindbergh, Scarborough, 1927

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added December 17, 2019

Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added December 17, 2019

Crepe mourning skirt, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added December 17, 2019

Phebe Cole's electric-blue taffeta dress, Alexander, ca. 1863

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added December 10, 2019

12-inch disappearing gun, Cushing Island, 1930

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added December 10, 2019

Maine State Pier from the USAT St. Mihiel, Portland, 1939

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added December 5, 2019

Great Diamond Island wharf and waiting room, ca. 1950

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added December 5, 2019

Gigot (mutton chop) sleeve  dress, Portland, ca. 1834

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.