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Historical Items

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Item 82153

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 28463

George Pepper, Civil War, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1861 Location: Bath; Yorktown Media: Tintype

Item 11316

Letter from Committee of Bangor, 1832

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1832-07-03 Location: Houlton; Bangor; Fredericton; St. John Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.


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.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810Biddeford Historical Society…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

… in 1716-7 around the falls, and Scots-Irish immigrants arrived in greater numbers throughout the 1740's.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

In later years, many of the residents were immigrants from Canada, Ireland, or Germany. In 1874, sewers came to Brown Street.

My Maine Stories

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Nicole Morin-Scribner: living the dreams of her immigrant parent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A 6-year-old immigrant makes the most of her opportunities while staying connected to her roots


Aurore Morin & Huguette Paquette: immigrating to Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The experience of a young mother and her teenage sister making the transition from Quebec to Maine.


Valeda Couture: a mother’s view on immigration of her children
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Quebec farm life and a mother’s experience when 7 of her 12 children move to Biddeford.