Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Making Paper, Making Maine

Exhibition on view June 2 through October 22, 2017
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall

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Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. Making Paper, Making Maine recognized the historic transition taking place in Maine's paper industry, and asked, what's next for Maine's economy?

This exhibition was generously supported by The Elsie A. Brown Fund, Inc.

Millworker stories and other general contributions about Maine can be found at: mainememory.net/mymainestories.

Online Exhibition