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ABC's of 2023 Donations

Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!

By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Historical Society Museum


The ABC’s of some of the 2023 donations to the museum…from the ordinary to the unusual!

A – Authors (books by Geller, Wieder, Phenicie), Avery (report, pre-Baxter fires)

B – Boot (cast iron, part of cobbler or store sign), Blade, razor sharpener, Bowling pin

C – Couch (box style, GNP Hotel lobby, c1900), Core (from GNP paper roll)

D – Delivery route book (Cormier Dairy), Doll house with furniture

E – Eyeglass cases (1920’s-30’s), Eastern Star photos, Eraser (Chalkboard SHS)

F – Foot locker (WWII), Float photos July 4 parade

G – Grippers (heel, for ice), GNP FD helmet, Gym suit (SHS girls), Golf pin (SHS)

H – Hat (mink, lady’s), Harkness O.A. atop Katahdin photo), Hat (Boy Scout)

I –  Ideal bakeware set, Iron hoops (from shore N. Twin Lake)

J – Jacket (MPD), Jacket (MFD), Jacket (Millinocket Pills basketball)

K – Kelley Farm photos, Katahdin Journals, Kelley Grocery calendar

L – Log retainment stake from boom, Letterhead (O’Kane Service Station)

M – Milk bottle (Jones Dairy), Millinocket pennant, Magazines (In the Maine Woods)

N – Navy submarine sailor’s hammock (WWII), Northern (The, bound copies)

O – Optometrist’s office door signs (Dr. Leavitt & Dr. Shippee)

P – Peluso crate, Piano recital program, Pack basket

Q – Quilt made of silk neckties

R – Rake (blueberry), Register (Lily Bay House, 1914-15), Rip Dam pupil photos

S – Shoe stretchers, Stearns grammar school newspaper, Scrapbook (B & A RR)

T – Telephone (WWII field), Track suit (girls), Trophy (bowling), Tricycle (c1940’s)

U – Uniform (US Navy, WWII)

 V –Vietnam era army uniform (complete, w/badges & pins), VFW ladies auxiliary pin

W – Wedding dresses (early 1900’s), Wheaties box (G Murray), White (Leon, collection)

X – CuXoberis Operation photo (early 1900’s GNP)

Y – Yard stick (O. S. Gonya Appliance Store)

Z -

      And lots of photographs, paper items (ephemera) including programs, tickets, invitations, news articles and much more!! Old scrapbooks contain valuable information and are useful in answering general queries and genealogy questions. We like signs, tools, household gadgets, GNP artifacts, sports, schools, business items, mill, logging, local newspapers and more! Remember the historical society when you are cleaning out the attic, closet, cellar, or garage. Check with us before you toss!

        Thank you to all who have donated items for the museum collection this past year! Please continue to remember the museum when you are ready to part with local area photos (we take scans) and any other items of historical interest. As we set up new displays on the second floor of the museum, we will be pleased to have new items to go with those treasures already in the museum collection!

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