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Item 31196

Thursday Club anniversary program, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society

Date: 1939-01-04

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper

Item 33470

Delegates to Federation of Women's Clubs meeting, Saco, 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1911

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

Item 31226

Thursday Club program, Biddeford, 1897

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1897 - 1898

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper, ribbon

Tax Records Showing 3 of 47 View All

Item 86713

Club, Merchants Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Yacht Club

Use: Club

Item 86375

Club, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Power Boat Association

Use: Club

Item 37230

15-23 Commercial Street (ex.), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

Use: Club House

Exhibits Showing 3 of 53 View All


Mt. Carrigain expedition remembrance, 1873

Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.


Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 531 View All

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Children's Gate, Longfellow Garden, Portland, ca. 1930

Longfellow Garden Club

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Thursday Club membership, Biddeford, 1929

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… of Women's Clubs and later the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The Club hosted the state convention in 1901 and again in 1915.

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Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Thursday Club Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, ca. 1900 Item 31232 infoMcArthur Public Library The motto of the Club was "Good the…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote

by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey