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Historical Items

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Item 104211

Montreal excursion flyer, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Montreal Media: Ink on paper

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Item 15787

Calais-Canada border, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Calais; St. Stephen Media: Photographic print

Item 82153

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111362

Hoffman residence building section, Grand Manan, N.B., Canada, 2001

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2001 Location: Grand Manan Client: Hoffman Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 111337

Grand Truck Railway Terminal, Portland, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111551

House for Charles M. Hays on Cushing Island, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Client: Charles Melville Hays Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

Site Pages

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Old Canada Road Historical Society

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Comparisons

In Canada, all of the trees were coated in a thick layer of ice. This is similar to Hallowell because in our ice storm the trees were also coated in…

My Maine Stories

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.


Where are the French?
by Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-Americans in Maine


The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Acadian Community: "Evangeline," Le Grand Dérangement, and Cultural Survival

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the history of the forced expulsion of thousands of people from Acadia, the Romantic look back at the tragedy in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous epic poem Evangeline and the heroine's adoption as an Acadian cultural figure, and Maine's Acadian community today, along with their relations with Acadian New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents and others in the Acadian Diaspora. Students will read and discuss primary documents, compare and contrast Le Grand Dérangement to other forced expulsions in Maine history and discuss the significance of cultural survival amidst hardships brought on by treaties, wars, and legislation.