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Historical Items

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Item 105819

Beverly Conant's Girl Scout uniform, Farmington, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Farmington Media: cotton, brass, metal, plastic

Item 104937

Campfire Girls, Farmington, 1918

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1918 Location: Farmington Media: Photograph

Item 6620

Campers, Naples, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Naples Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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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.

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II