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Historical Items

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Item 9656

Keens Corner School grads, Leeds, 1901

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Leeds Media: Photographic print

Item 9651

Sled ride, Leeds, 1909

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Leeds Media: Postcard

Item 9653

Fairview Farm, Leeds, ca. 1921

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1921 Location: Leeds Media: Postcard

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Exhibits

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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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.

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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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Leeds Historical Society

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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