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Added June 15, 2021

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888

Item Contributed by
Eliot Baha'i Archives

Added June 15, 2021

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888

Item Contributed by
Eliot Baha'i Archives

Added June 11, 2021

Blanket Coat by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, Indian Island, 2021

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 11, 2021

kči-čči (The Great Penetrating Arrow),  by James Eric Francis Sr., 2019

Item Contributed by
Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Added June 9, 2021

Wabanaki peaked hat, ca. 1820

Item Contributed by
Boston Children's Museum

Added June 8, 2021

Benjamin Bullard to Sir William Pepperell on slave trading, Barbados, 1720

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Paula Thorne acorn basket, Indian Island, circa 1999

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Pepperrell House, Kittery, circa 1774

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

John Bundy Brown's home, "Bramhall," Portland, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Pussy hat, Augusta, 2017

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 1, 2021

Purr-Sist button, Bethel, 2017

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 29, 2021

Paula Thorne corn basket, Indian Island, ca.1999

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

My family and Malaga Island
by Charmagne Tripp

The state of Maine evicted all residents of Malaga Island in 1912.

Waponahki Rematriation
by Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kkwasset

Women's leadership in Wabanaki communities

Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

New Exhibits

MMN Image 108788

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Passenger boat landing, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1940

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

MMN Image 105956

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

Maine Medical Center, Portland, 2008

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.