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Historical Items

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Item 5283

Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 5208

Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 35333

John Bapst, Bangor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1860 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

Exhibit

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.