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Maine Historical Society



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Colton map of Maine, 1872

Colton map of Maine, 1872

Although Maine Historical Society is physically located in Portland, we represent the entire State of Maine. We invite you to think of us as a gateway to exploring the state's dynamic history, culture, and many exciting attractions.

Below are ways to find out more about the state you currently, formerly, or hope to call home, or are exploring as a visitor. These suggestions and links only scratch the surface. If you have specific questions about Maine history and other cultural sites around the state, please contact us.


Maine Memory Network

MMN Homepage

Learn about state and local history through our nationally-recognized digital museum, Maine Memory Network. Maine Memory features more than 45,000 original primary sources from both our own collections and those of more than 270 collecting organizations and institutions around the state. It also includes hundreds of online exhibits, and an entire virtual textbook of Maine history called Maine History Online.


MHS Library & Museum Collections

Ship model

Maine Historical Society has been a collecting institution since 1822 and our library and museum collections feature thousands of items from all parts of the state, many of which can be searched online. Search our museum collections database. Search our library catalog.


Statewide Resources