(1) Maritime

10,000 B.C. to 1792

The Maritime Era represents a time when the region’s economy and residents were entirely dependent on transportation by water. Throughout this portion of the exhibit you will see items and hear stories of the original native groups who inhabited the area; the stories of settlement by English, Africans, and others; the development of maritime and boat-building traditions; and end by highlighting the economic and political issues that led to the American Revolution.