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Historical Items

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Item 102731

Camp Lown campers and staff, Oakland, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Location: Oakland Media: Photographic print

Item 192

Ku Klux Klan outfit, Hollis, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1963-08-04 Location: Hollis Center Media: Photographic print

Item 53713

Alpha Rho Upsilon, Bowdoin College, 1948

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library Date: 1948 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

Site Pages

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Maine Maritime Museum

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

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… hunters, fisherman.Theirs is partly a story of discrimination; they were often referred to as Otter's Tail Squatters living on No Man's Cape.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… their continued struggle with deeply rooted discrimination, they have worked hard to maintain their cultural identities.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

Story

My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

Story

Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine