Historical Items Showing 3 of 605 View All
Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Date: circa 1920
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Portland
Tax Records Showing 1 of 1 View All
People have advocated for peace -- as well as participating in the nation's and state's wars -- for centuries. The voices for peace are as varied as a Christian-inspired man in the early 19th century to a young girl in the late 20th century.
George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.