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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 79704

Militiamen in dress uniform, Westport Island, ca. 1875

Mystery Corner Item Recognize the militia uniforms? the men?

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1875 Location: Westport Island Media: Lacquered iron

Item 102428

Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 7659

Portland Rifle Corps uniform, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854 Location: Portland Media: Wool, brass

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.

Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

… Volunteer Police Force, complete with cruiser, uniforms and badges, patrolled the town. A town civic center was built in 1980, and six years later…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Here, in uniform, he visits his aunt June Harlow Allen, uncle Fremont and their son, Harry.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Story

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII