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Item 8879

Title: Veterans Memorial Plaque, Garland, 2002

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: 2002

Location: Garland

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Item 60545

Title: Veterans Memorial, Lubec, ca. 1948

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: circa 1948

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic postcard

Item 74450

Title: WWII Veteran's Honor Roll, Limestone, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Robert A. Frost Memorial Library

Date: circa 1947

Location: Limestone

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

Exhibit

Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Exhibit

Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.