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Item 20168

Title: Peace announcement, 1815

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1815

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 36120

Title: E.B. White letter to Katharine Pierce, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1947-01-16

Media: Ink on paper

Item 16971

Title: William Ladd residence, Minot, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1898

Location: Minot

Media: Oil on canvas

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Exhibit

Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Exhibit

Samantha Smith, Manchester, 1983

Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

Exhibit

Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.