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Category: Religion & Philosophy

Historical Items

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Item 99438

Rev. Cazneau Palfrey, Belfast, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Belfast Media: Carte de visite

Item 1185

Tented settlement, Jaffa, Palestine, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866 Location: Jonesport Media: Photographic print

Item 1416

Old pulpit and communion set

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1939 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.

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The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

Site Pages

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First Parish in Portland

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment