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Historical Items

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Item 102718

"Portrait of Hawa" Mainer project, Portland, 2016

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2015 Location: Portland Media: Ink and charcoal on paper, wood frame

Item 70921

Former Mainer seeking position in New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-21 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 25850

Mainers, San Francisco Airport, 1964

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1964-07-12 Location: San Francisco Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

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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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… the men of Maine dutifully served; about 70,000 Mainers served the U.S. as soldiers and sailors. The City Annual Report for 1865-66 states that…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 7, pages 114-134

… soldiers wore and carried and how little prepared Mainers were to be soldiers in 1861. He also discussed their training and duties.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

… dedicated to independence from Britain, Mainers quieted any murmurs of separation during the American Revolution.

My Maine Stories

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Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

Story

Beef Cutlet always reminds me of home in Iran
by Parivash Rohani

Making beef cutlet in Maine connects me to my home in Iran and my Baha'i faith.

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine