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Item 70082

Title: Letter on regimental forms, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1861-12-18

Location: Boston

Media: Ink on paper

Item 29183

Title: Helen Spaulding, Westbrook Seminary, Class of 1864

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE

Date: circa 1865

Location: Westbrook; Portland

Media: carte de visite; Photograph

Item 9678

Title: Window detail of Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1970

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic Slide

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Exhibit

Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Exhibit

Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Exhibit

Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Site

Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.

Site

Hampden Highlands Post Office, circa 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden

An introduction to Hampden history as presented by students from Reeds Brook Middle School, the Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, and Hampden Historical Society. Areas focused on include early settlement, expansion, Riverside Park, Hampden Academy, important residents, shipyards, the War of 1812, and more.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.