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Historical Items

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Item 67731

Christmas at St Joseph's Orphanage, Lewiston, 1946

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1946 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 7245

Lisbon Street Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1912 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 7255

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109732

U.S. Post Office, Lewiston, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Lewiston Client: United States Postal Service Architect: not listed

Item 109795

Centennial Block for Herbest & Merrill, Lewiston, 1876

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1876 Location: Lewiston Client: Herbest & Merrill Architect: Stevens and Coombs Architects

Item 109529

Additions to Store House, Lewiston, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Lewiston Client: Thomas Upton Coe Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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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.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.


Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

Site Pages

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Franco-American Collection

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works

Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works   Article on KIW This undated article from the Lewiston Journal was among John Martin's effects.

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Historic Hallowell - The Blizzard - Works Cited

Lewiston, ME: 1952 “The Blizzard Of 1952 As Folks Saw It In Lewiston And Auburn; This Pictorial Record Shows Problems Posed By Heavy Snow.” Lewiston

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.


One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Black History and the History of Slavery in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Black community in Maine and the U.S., including Black people who were enslaved in Maine, Maine’s connections to slavery and the slave trade, a look into the racism and discrimination many Black people in Maine have experienced, and highlights selected histories of Black people, demonstrating the longevity of their experiences and contributions to the community and culture in Maine.