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New Items

Added May 5, 2021

T. B. Davis Arms Company business card, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Individual Partner

Added May 4, 2021

Survey of land in Poland, 1842

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

Survey of part of lot 155, 1841

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

Land of Samuel Sylvester, Prout's Gore, 1813

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

Plan excepting a road to Durham, 1821

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

Plan of William Libby's lot, Durham, 1819

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

50 acres bargained, Leeds, 1834

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 4, 2021

Survey of Land, Leeds, 1834

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added April 27, 2021

Front Street, Bath, ca. 1897

Item Contributed by
Patten Free Library

Added April 16, 2021

Beverly Conant's Girl Scout uniform, Farmington, ca. 1945

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added April 7, 2021

Mary King Scrimgeour's collarless coat, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added April 6, 2021

Myra Powers McLean holding a bouquet, 1926

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

New My Maine Stories

We Are An Ordinary Family
by Catherine

Maine's abolitionists offer an answer to my questions about my family's experiences.

In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.

A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

What did I do during the Covid quarantine?
by Nasser Rohani from Baha'i Community

Individuals response to Covid and social distancing.

New Exhibits

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.

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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.

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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?