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New Items

Added October 27, 2020

Bradbury family mourning dress, Standish, ca. 1845

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added October 27, 2020

Black taffeta dress, ca. 1865

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added October 27, 2020

Mourning dress, ca. 1878

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added October 26, 2020

Fords Mill, Whitefield, 1915

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

C.F. Brown’s Store, Somerville, ca. 1915

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Dining room at Sunset Lodge & Camps, Jefferson, ca. 1930

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Damariscotta Mills, ca. 1925

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Riverside Casino, Southport, ca. 1915

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Post Office, Monhegan, 1921

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Clam factory, Medomak, ca. 1915

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Breezy Point, Round Pond, ca. 1930

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

Added October 26, 2020

Shoe factory, Waldoboro, ca. 1910

Item Contributed by
Penobscot Marine Museum

New My Maine Stories

Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe

Isolation!
by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life

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

New Exhibits

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.

MMN Image 105643

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.