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Historical Items

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Item 35372

John Bapst Junior Senior Prom Dance Ticket, Bangor, 1953

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: 1953-05-13 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Item 67536

Strong School Band, Strong, ca. 1958

Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1958 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 30071

Bands marching through Sanford Square, 1955

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1955 Location: Sanford Media: Photo transparency

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904), an…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

1951 School Strong School Band, Strong, ca. 1958 Item 67536 infoStrong Historical Society G.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ballard Hill School, Lincoln, ca. 1930

… In the summer of 1918, the citizens of Lincoln banded together and started the construction of a new grade school for their children.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me