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Item 51344

Robert E. Lee surrender order, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865-04-10 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 8877

Maine General Hospital pharmacy, Portland, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1945 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 5247

Major General G. B. McClellan and wife, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Media: Carte de visite


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Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.


Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.


Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… financially supported the medical welfare of its general public. Town reports from the early 20th century record payment of care for those that…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… on younger fishermen and the lobster fishery in general. The current trap limit continues to be 475.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architecture

… men who had a tendency to overbuild structures in order to withstand harsh elements, both on land and on sea. Their survival depended on it.

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey