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Historical & Art Museum
Anyone can find something of interest within our collection at the Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum.
The Ricker Room, the Military Room and Sarah Houlton's Kitchen are some of the favorites of many of our guests, but there is so much more to be seen.
Time period clothing, furniture from historic area locations, Native American artifacts, and much more can be found throughout the museum.
Click the links below to find out more about our collection at the Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum.
The Ricker room preserves artifacts, photographs and documents from the Ricker Classical Institute (1848-1967) and Ricker College (1949 -1978). Yearbooks, mementos, pennants, and other items refresh the memories of former students.
The E. B. White Collection, is a collection of photographs by (Edward) E. B. White and other photographers taken between 1885 and 1920. This collection commemorates the efforts of local amateur and professional photographers to preserve images of turn-of-the-century Aroostook County.
The military room displays items from from the Aroostook War, the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I & II and the Korean War. Displays include an antique gun collection, flags from several wars, uniforms, and artifacts from the Houlton Barracks (1837-1852) including musket balls, water bucket and a copy of a day book.
The Sarah Houlton Kitchen displays kitchen utensils representing about a hundred years of food preparation with artifacts dating from the early 19th to early 20th centuries. There are butter making supplies, an early toaster, spice containers, as well as the variety of expected pots and pans. While many of the types of artifacts on display are still in use today, some items' functions defy identification.
From 1941-1944, Houlton was home to the Houlton Army Air Base at the Houlton Airport. In 1944, the base was then transitioned into Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war camp for German prisoners until 1946. We have many photos of the Houlton Army Air Base in the collection. The Houlton Prisoner-of-War Camp Collection has paintings and artifacts made by the prisoners and photographs of the prisoners working in the potato fields.
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