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New Items

Added August 10, 2020

High dive traveling circus act, Waterville, ca. 1925

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added August 5, 2020

Eli B. Bean's Store, Brownfield, ca. 1890

Item Contributed by
Brownfield Historical Society

Added July 31, 2020

George Floyd mural, Portland, 2020

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 25, 2020

Redline map of Portland and South Portland, 1935

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added June 24, 2020

Say Their Names sign, Brunswick, 2020

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter sign, Brunswick, 2020

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 23, 2020

Airship disaster, Waterville, 1908

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 16, 2020

Pvt. John Seneca French from Franklin, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 16, 2020

Temperance march in Bangor, 1909

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 16, 2020

Pin up Boys, Houlton, 1957

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added June 5, 2020

Women's Suffrage march in Market Square, Houlton, ca. 1912

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added May 29, 2020

"Tract of land lying in Poland", 1798

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear

Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of JUNE 2020

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

63 year Presque Isle High School Class Reunion
by Kathryn E Joy

What happens when there are no more reunions planned.

New Exhibits

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.

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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.