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Historical Items

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Item 15892

Charles Appleton Longfellow in formal Japanese attire.

Contributed by: NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Date: circa 1872 Media: Albumen print

Item 67943

"Down East Goes Far East" poster, Japan, 1987

Contributed by: Susan and Charles Guilford through Surry Historical Society Date: 1987 Location: Surry Media: Red and blue ink on white glossy poster paper

Item 7733

Russia Japan Peace Conference, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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The Advent of Green Acre Baha'i School

The Green Acre Baha’i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

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Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Surry Opera Co. Japan 1987Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Performances remained unpolished but received critical acclaim, the enthusiasm…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

… they began to export throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The great flood of 1987 dealt a devastating blow to the operation, ruining…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

In the Far East, Japan had invaded China. During this year, the U.S. Army had declared Bangor a crucial location for its aerial defense system, and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement