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Historical Items

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Item 12466

Headstone of Rebeckah Lewis, 1788, Portland, 1965

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1965 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12470

Headstone of Joshua Allen, 1805, Portland, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12468

Joseph Stockbridge headstone, 1761, Portland, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description In 1862 a grieving Gray family opened a…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Samuel Peirson (1759-1852)

… age of 17, according to the inscription on her headstone. He was married again in 1803 to Sarah Hill, and had seven more children, naming his…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Looking for the Lost Cemetery

In fact this is the oldest headstone in the town of Blue Hill. Where are all the other headstones of everyone who died before 1800? So far no one…