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Item 84

Title: Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1820

Media: Earthenware, jpg

Item 11445

Title: Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1982-11-24

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photographic print

Item 108

Title: Chestnut Street School Thanksgiving, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1924

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative

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Exhibit

Home for Thanksgiving, 1898

Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

Exhibit

Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Exhibit

Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.