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Historical Items

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Item 102651

Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Item 102649

Hooria Majeed, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2009 Location: Portland; Kabul Media: Digital photograph

Item 102760

"Many and One" shirt, Lewiston, 2004

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2004-01-10 Location: Lewiston Media: Cotton

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

Exhibit

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?