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Historical Items

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Item 101419

Portland City Council, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 101412

Dedication of the Portland Ice Arena, 1984

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1984 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 15786

Governor Llewellyn Powers and council, ca. 1897

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1897 Location: Houlton; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle Air Museum

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 1, pages 000-26

… Ideal homestead "Self-propelling road carriage" Council Tree, Charleston, S.C. Billy Emerson Moses Woodman Israel B. Norcross O. M. Shaw William D.

My Maine Stories

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Wampum Belts
by Donald Soctomah

My great grandfather was a wampum keeper

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.