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Historical Items

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Item 12904

Hallway, State Theater, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12905

Lounge, State Theater, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12903

Staircase, State Theater, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 38558

414-424 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Michael Lunch Ellen J. O'Neil et als Trustees Use: Seven stores & Theater

Item 63334

205-207 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph S. Bernstein Use: Print Shop & Store

Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

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.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Theater

… byLincoln Historical Society The movie theater would connect to my life today, because we don’t have a movie theater anymore and everyone has to…

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Skowhegan Community History - Lakewood Theater

Lakewood Theater by Jenna Jones and Jaime Bacon Lakewood Theater X In 1895, the Somerset Traction Company of Skowhegan created a small…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Braden Theater

It re-opened on Saturday, March 1, 2009. The theater still has three screens. The first movies that played at the re-opened theater were: “There Will…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.