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Historical Items

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Item 79711

Lounging Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911-11-09 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 79709

Mechanics Institute Lecture Room, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911-11-09 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 79717

Sitting Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911-11-09 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

Exhibits

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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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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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

Rumford Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society Fun and recreational needs of the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 2 of 2

He formed two organizations (The Rumford Mechanics Institutes to direct the facility, and the Institute Land Company to construct the building.) His…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 1 of 4

Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society Hugh J Chisholm was very proud of the…

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.