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Historical Items

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Item 13212

Houlton Community Band, 1924

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1924-08-28 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 105851

The Long Island Community Garden awaits gardeners, 2020

Courtesy of Nancy Noble, an individual partner Date: 2020-05-09 Location: Long Island Media: Digital image

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Cutting down the National Community Christmas tree, Presque Isle, 1959

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1959 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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The Mount, Lenox, MA, 1980-1999

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980–1999 Location: Lenox Client: The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Sister Communities

Partnering with the Maine State Library, MHS increased the partnership team in each community to include the public library, a crucial participant…

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

… byMercy Hospital Mercy Hospital’s spirit of service extended to other venues as well. After the United States joined the Second World War in…

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Kennebec Valley Community College Archive

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

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines


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

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.

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World War I and Our Community

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.