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Historical Items

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Item 23229

Ku Klux Klan march, Milo, 1923

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: 1923-09-03 Location: Milo Media: Postcard

Item 23286

Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1921 Location: Houlton Media: Ink on paper, map

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Item 25109

Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926-08-28 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online 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.


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.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

Her constitution was intolerant of Portland's cold and damp air, and the rigors of bearing eight children left her in precarious health.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

Stevens was a Baptist and was angered at the intolerance for any other denomination. In the same year the wooden academy building was sold - 1832 -…

My Maine Stories

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Beef Cutlet always reminds me of home in Iran
by Parivash Rohani

Making beef cutlet in Maine connects me to my home in Iran and my Baha'i faith.


Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine


The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.