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Historical Items

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Item 35266

Fraternal Order of Eagles float, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 102751

Anthony Petropulos' AHEPA hat, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Lewiston Media: Felt, silk

Item 67577

Red Men's Hall, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Swans Island Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

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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.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

… days, the GAR limited its activities merely to fraternal activities. Members soon began discussing politics, and their growing interest in pensions…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

The Grange is also a fraternal Order of Patrons of Husbandry, hence the "P of H" on the organization's logo.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 3 of 3

… The Knights of Pythias was another post-Civil War fraternal organization and secret society founded at Washington, DC, in 1864.