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Item 56910

Title: Maine Jewish Film Festival Poster, 2011

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: 2011

Location: South Portland; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 56926

Title: Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: 1914

Location: Auburn

Media: Photograph and ink

Item 53715

Title: Purim play, Beth Israel, Waterville, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: circa 1955

Location: Waterville

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Hiram Adelman, Mars Hill, ca. 1935

The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

Exhibit

Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue, Portland, ca. 1911

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.

Exhibit

Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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Site

Bar mitzvah invitation, Portland, 1957

Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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Site

Men studying, Portland, ca. 1940

The Cedars

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Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.