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Historical Items

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Item 10237

Letter from Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Mountfort, Aug. 8, 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1851-08-08 Location: Portland; Rochester Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6434

Frederick Douglass, Old Orchard Beach, 1877

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1877 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Albumen print

Item 112087

Pejepscot Company Records, Volume 4, 1627-1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1627–1866 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.


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?

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

These included Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist of the 19th century, and Ernestine Rose, a feminist and abolitionist who traveled around…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… Darlings selected a spot on the farm of Sylvanus Douglass to put down a shaft. Holt’s store became a hotel.