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Historical Items

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Item 40465

Kiwanis Club clambake, Scarborough, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-08-07 Location: Scarborough Media: Glass Negative

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Anthony Petropulos' Order of AHEPA membership card, Lewiston, 1964

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1964-01-18 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Alger Hall, Scarborough, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide; transparency


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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


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.

Site Pages

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Maine Conservation Corps

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… were mostly occupied by complimentary social and civic organizations filled with the ranks of the well-to-do and well-connected husbands and…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - About Us

… on Major General Henry Knox’s many business and civic ventures in Thomaston. The Thomaston Public Library is the fourth member of Thomaston's group.

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life