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Historical Items

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Item 48487

Parson Thomas Smith, Portland, ca. 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1795 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 105625

"We Walk On; Eternally" by James Eric Francis Sr., Indian Island, 2020

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2020 Location: Indian Island; Old Town Media: Acrylic on canvas

Item 102704

Lavon and Popkins Zakarian, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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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?

Site Pages

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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

n.d., Web. 24 April 2013 Preventing Genocide - William S. Cohen - Biography. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.

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

Story

Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine