Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German Prisoners of War in Aroostook County

In 1944, the U.S. Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner-of-war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Camp Houlton housed about 3,000 prisoners and operated until May 1946. The Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum in Houlton, a Maine Memory Network Contributing Partner since 2003, has 717 items and 13 exhibits online including images of the POW soldiers and artwork they created. On view through December 31, 2021, Passing the Time…, is on view both online and in-person at the Maine Historical Society. Make your reservation at