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Historical Items

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Item 54194

Shaarey Tphiloh High Holy Days ticket, Portland, 1973

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1973 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 105709

Bessie Rodis' wedding gown, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland; Smyrna; Izmir Media: rayon, wood

Online Exhibits

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Fallen Heroes: Jewish Soldiers and Sailors, The Great War

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.

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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Masonic Hall

… by some, but by others they were considered holy men of Christian faith. The Masons were very mysterious because they held secret meetings and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

John Conroy: proud heir of a 4-generation business
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The evolution of a family business providing funeral services

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars