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Historical Items

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Item 16899

Dave Glovsky, Edmund Muskie, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1960s

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 105473

Dior inspired prom dress, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Portland Media: cotton, metal

Item 61878

Gwen May remembers working the Swan's Island telephone switchboard in the 1960s

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Swan's Island Media: Mp3

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Online Exhibits

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Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


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.


Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 1 of 3

1960-1970 The 1960s tend to be recalled as the age of the mini skirt, which it was. It was also the era of the "baby boom" generation, and the…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

The clock was electrified in the 1960s. The presence of the Lincoln Theatre (at right), built in 1923 to replace the Odd Fellows Hall after it…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

… built in subdivisions, which were popular in the 1960s and 70s. The various architectural styles blend nicely throughout the town, reflecting the…

My Maine Stories

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The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall

Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.


Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.


My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep