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New Items

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

Added December 5, 2019

Annie Corbett's beaded fancy occasion dress, Portland, ca. 1880

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added December 2, 2019

Students at Cottage Farm School, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1913

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added November 26, 2019

Brigadier General Jedediah Preble's teapot, York, ca. 1750

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added November 21, 2019

Lawrence Tibbett aboard the "Rhoda", ca. 1925

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added November 21, 2019

Dorothy Dalton, ca. 1924

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added November 21, 2019

Eleanor Roosevelt, Mt. Vernon, ca. 1930

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added November 21, 2019

Babe Ruth signing autographs, Portland, 1926

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Added November 21, 2019

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Louis J. Brann, Portland, 1932

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

New My Maine Stories

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.

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

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.