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Historical Items

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Item 66677

Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1924-07-12 Location: Island Falls; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 66676

Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1924-07-12 Location: Island Falls; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 1265

Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54642

509 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als Use: Club House

Online Exhibits

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Exhibit

A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

Exhibit

Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Eureka Hall, Stockholm

And even a not so nice piece of our past--the KKK meetings were held there. At one time or another all these businesses were run by different people…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Alex Mouzas: Passionate about sharing his Greek-American roots
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal, in-depth look into the life and contributions of area Greek-Americans

Story

Dr Michael Guignard: Passion for research & Franco-American root
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal journey of life in a Franco-American community with unique insights on adoption

Story

Where are the French?
by Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-Americans in Maine