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Historical Items

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Item 79297

Student Activities Card, Farmington State Normal School, 1942

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1942 Location: Farmington Media: ink on paper

Item 19158

Mount Desert Reading Room

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 31304

Anti suffrage report on activities, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

Site Pages

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Maine Conservation Corps

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

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

… cottagers initiated new activities, events, and social clubs: Enter the horse show? Dress up for a masquerade ball? Attend a concert at the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

2013, web.colby.edu/activism/stories/frederick-douglass-speaks-at-colby/. Accessed 8 Mar. 2017. "Temperance movement." Britannica School…

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

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Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.