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Item 48488

Man in Masonic regalia, Bowdoinham, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Tintype

Item 103722

Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Ambrotype

Item 7181

Masonic Building in Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency


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Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.


John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.


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.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Ledyard Block

It has a colorful history, with fires, Freemasonry, and several businesses. Over the course of the 153 years that the building has been standing…