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Historical Items

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Item 46815

Business and Professional Women's Executive Board, Portland, 1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10132

Women's Library Club, Lovell, ca. 1930

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

Item 9978

Women's Library Club, Lovell, 1950

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: 1950-08-23 Location: Lovell Media: Photoprint


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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.


Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.


Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

Women in positions as town officials and committee members, however, showed significant change over the same time period, slowly including more women

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Tate House Museum

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My Maine Stories

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

West Point during World War II


Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.


Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage