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New Items

Added September 6, 2019

First plane landing, Westport Island, 1948

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added September 6, 2019

The last ferry under construction, Westport Island, 1938

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 30, 2019

Winter sleigh, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 30, 2019

Three Perkins sisters, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 29, 2019

Picking blackberries, Westport Island, ca. 1907

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 29, 2019

Charles E. Colby family, Westport Island, ca. 1904

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 29, 2019

North End School class picture, Westport Island, ca. 1895

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 29, 2019

Haying on the Colby Farm, Westport Island, ca. 1907

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added August 21, 2019

Fishermen on board "Midnight Sun," ca. 1935

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Mystery Corner Item Who and where are they?

Added August 21, 2019

Selective Service Draft Law registration poster, 1917

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added August 21, 2019

Potage Albert recipe, ca. 1917

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added August 21, 2019

Stuffed prunes pecipe, ca. 1917

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.