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Historical Items

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Item 35266

Fraternal Order of Eagles float, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 67577

Red Men's Hall, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Swan's Island Media: Postcard

Item 11001

Society of the Cincinnati Medal, ca. 1784

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1784 Location: Thomaston Media: Fabric, metal

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110091

Westbrook Fraternal Building, Westbrook, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Westbrook Client: unknown Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 110033

Pejepscot I.O.O.F. building, Brunswick, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Brunswick Client: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

… days, the GAR limited its activities merely to fraternal activities. Members soon began discussing politics, and their growing interest in pensions…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

The Grange is also a fraternal Order of Patrons of Husbandry, hence the "P of H" on the organization's logo.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 3 of 3

… The Knights of Pythias was another post-Civil War fraternal organization and secret society founded at Washington, DC, in 1864.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

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.