Keywords: First Parish Church
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907 Location: Portland Client: First Baptist Church Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.
Two years after separating from Massachusetts, Maine leaders—many who were part of the push for statehood—also separated from Massachusetts Historical Society, creating the Maine Historical Society in 1822. The legislation signed on February 5, 1822 positioned MHS as the third-oldest state dedicated historical organization in the nation. The exhibition features MHS's five locations over the institution's two centuries, alongside images of leaders who have steered the organization through pivotal times.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
The Congregational "Church on the Hill," Dixfield, ca. 1935Dixfield Historical Society Many townspeople today remember special Easter services held…
Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system