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Historical Items

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Item 40466

Maine Centennial parade, Fort St. George float, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland; Phippsburg Media: Glass Negative

Item 28625

1780 Solar Eclipse Instruments, Islesboro, 1980

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1780 Location: Islesboro Media: Photographic print

Item 40445

Maine Centennial Celebration #8 parade float, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Site Pages

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Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

A bicentennial reenactment of the event by Harvard scientists took place on Islesboro October 27th, 1980.