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Historical Items

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Item 7495

Orders for troops to northern Maine, 1839

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1839-03-05 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 74862

Militia trains in Baldwin, 1815

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: 1815 Location: Baldwin; Baldwin Media: ink on paper

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Item 51344

Robert E. Lee surrender order, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865-04-10 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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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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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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

… Island Educational Society The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) was a fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

… bySwan's Island Educational Society The Improved Order of Red Men was a national fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Some examples were the Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of Hibernians, International Order of Odd-Fellows, Red Men, and the Masons.

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse