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Historical Items

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Item 81674

Monson Centennial Parade, Monson, 1922

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1922-08-24 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78789

Portland-Monson Slate Company celebration, Monson, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 10747

Band on parade, Monson, 1939

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1939-05-30 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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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.

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Monson Historical Society

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