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CIHS Exhibit 2003

In Her Own Words…The Diary of Mabel Hamilton Hill

The diary, written in 1878, describes everyday life in a Maine island community through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl. Mabel’s diary was handed down to her grand daughter Marilyn Martin, who decided to give it to her cousin, Raymond Hamilton who still lived on Chebeague. The diary was the basis for a play written and performed in 2002, which in turn inspired the first exhibit hung at the Museum of Chebeague History. The 2003 inaugural exhibit displayed photographs and artifacts loaned by many of Mabel’s descendants.

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