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Historical Items

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Item 79276

Exemption from military service, Westbrook, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Item 73342

Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-09-15 Location: Sebago; Raymond Media: Ink on paper

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Item 37252

Gideon Blake Civil War exemption, Biddeford, 1863

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1863-09-04 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.

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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.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR