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"Portrait of Hawa" Mainer project, Portland, 2016

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


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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.”


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.


Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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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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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… in August during the 1990s would have revealed Mainers, Russians, and Japanese folks gathered together in everyday clothes, belting out a moving…

My Maine Stories

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C19 on Pine Point Beach
by Beth, Scarborough

Cancer patient experience during pandemic