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Item 25627

Samuel Willard sermon, Boston, 1701

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1701 Location: Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13073

Ephraim Stinchfield sermon, Gray, 1793

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1793-09-08 Location: Gray Media: Ink on paper

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Item 53003

Sermon in the Cathedral of the Elms, Fairfield, 1943

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1943-07-17 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print


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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.


Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Jonathan Fisher: Unlocking the Person Beyond the Parson

He delivered (and retained copies of ) over 3,000 sermons, and many types of writings on liturgical subjects.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

The first sermon was held at his house. The first school was located in his woodshed. Capt. Parker died at the age of 93.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… in the hymnal back and forth during a lengthy sermon or choir practice. “The two prettiest girls in Surry—Phebe and Ellen.” Then right beneath it…