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Item 65985

Title: Thanksgiving Costume Party, Farmington State Normal School, 1917

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1917

Location: Farmington

Media: black and white photograph

Item 18008

Title: WACs at Thanksgiving, Dow Field, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: 1944

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Item 35187

Title: Thanksgiving in Turner, 1923

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Turner

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Home for Thanksgiving, 1898

Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

Exhibit

Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Exhibit

Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Site

America's Cup defender 'Ranger' under sail, 1937

Maine Maritime Museum

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Site

Skolfield Women, Brunswick, ca. 1900

Pejepscot Historical Society

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Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.