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New Items

Added March 28, 2020

State of Maine flag design, 1901

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added March 26, 2020

Map of Maine, 1835

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added March 26, 2020

Lease agreement on patent owned by Gorges and Mason, Kittery, 1637

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added March 25, 2020

District of Maine map, 1796

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added March 18, 2020

"We Walk On; Eternally" by James Eric Francis, Indian Island, 2020

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added March 18, 2020

Ancestral canoe journey, Motahkomikuk (Indian Township), 2019

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added March 17, 2020

Herb Cromwell's Store and Ginny's Snack Bar, Westport Island, ca. 1955

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

Added March 17, 2020

Heading to Wiscasset, Westport Island, ca. 1936

Item Contributed by
Westport Island History Committee

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

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

State of Maine flag design, 1901

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Verlie Colby, Westport, ca. 1909

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

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.