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Item 76584

Title: Lisbon Engine Co. #1 fire muster dance ticket, 1874

Contributed by: Town of Topsham

Date: 1874-11-18

Location: Lisbon

Media: ink on paper

Item 76583

Title: Ticket to fire muster ball at Lemont Hall, Brunswick, 1914

Contributed by: Town of Topsham

Date: 1914-03-27

Location: Brunswick

Media: ink on paper

Item 27950

Title: Alameda Hall Interior, Bath, ca. 1889

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1889

Location: Bath

Media: mounted sepia-toned photograph

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Exhibit

Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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.

Exhibit

Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Exhibit

Civil War post office scroll, 1862-1864

Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.