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Keywords: Alcoholic beverages

Historical Items

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Item 101697

Gin recipe, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16099

Overindulgence post card, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Postcard

Item 18714

Charles Turner account of climbing Katahdin, 1804

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1804 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

Exhibit

Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

… was to ban the consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages, especially hard liquor. The word temperance means “moderation”, avoiding…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square

Story

Documenting Portland's Neighborhood Bars
by David Read

Peanut House, Sportsman's Grill and a proposal to document Portland's Neighborhood Bars

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The Start of Brewing in Maine
by Alan Pugsley

Master brewer Alan Pugsley talked about the beginning of brewing in Maine