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Title: Moxie bottle, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Friendship Museum
Date: circa 1920
Media: green glass bottle with red paper label
Title: History of Vinalhaven, 1819
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.
In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.