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Historical Items

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Item 6735

Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1880-01-29 Location: Alfred Media: Slide from an illustration- camera obscura/lucida

Item 98886

Jotham Sewall to Samuel Sewall on religious work, 1805

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1805 Location: Edgecomb Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6628

Sabbathday Lake Quartette

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: circa 1900 Location: New Gloucester Media: Black and white print; glass plate negative

Exhibits

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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.

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Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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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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Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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First Parish in Portland

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United Society of Shakers

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My Maine Stories

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine