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Latest Additions to the Archives!

Recent donation by a life-long Gardiner, Maine resident to the Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner, Maine.

We have received an amazing donation of more than 50 historic, Gardiner-centric scrapbooks:

 

 

These gems were kept by a life-long Gardiner resident and encompass primarily local happenings (along with some regional and national highlights) from the early 1930s all the way through the 1990s & early 2000s.  The detail is impeccable and many of the clippings are entirely new to our collection.

They are a treasure that we are delighted to preserve and make accessible to researchers, generations to come, and anyone interested NOW!  They contain SO much that we have only just begun to fathom their depths — so, in the meantime, here’s a (tiny) sampling of highlights for your enjoyment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We couldn’t be more delighted with this new donation of such an historic treasure.  These samples do not remotely represent the tip of the iceberg of just how much these scrapbooks contain…..  We invite and encourage you to stop by the Archives to pay this new collection a visit in person — and absolutely promise that you will not be disappointed!

– Dawn Thistle
Community Archives Room