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Planning for the Maine Farm and Home Museum began in 1989, overseen by the University of Maine Farm and Home Museum Committee. In 1992, the Museum was renamed the Page Farm and Home Museum in honor of Henry Page

Items in this collection were compiled by Page Farm and Home Museum donor Claire S. Sanders. Sanders was born December 14, 1910, in Sangerville, Maine and was a member of the University of Maine Class of 1934, graduating with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. Sanders went on to work for the University of Maine from 1938-1973, including in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Sanders died at the age of 95 on March 26, 2006.

The record group contains an incomplete run of "The Cracker Barrel" newsletter, which was first published in the summer of 1994 and sent to Claire S. Sanders as a donor of the Page Farm and Home Museum, and copies of annual membership reports (missing copies of report from pre-1996 and for 2012 & 2016). The record group also includes letters sent to Sanders, from both the museum and the University of Maine Development, regarding her donations to the museum, invitations to member meetings, and museum publicity material.

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Agriculture, Social Life and Customs, Forestry


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agriculture | Education

Size of Collection

1 half-size box

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

UA RG 0006.007.006

Page Farm and Home Museum (University of Maine) Records, 1989-2021