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Item 23588

Masonic Building, Saco, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Saco Media: Postcard

Item 7181

Masonic Building in Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 103722

Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Ambrotype


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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 3 of 3

Strong had an active Masonic Lodge, but its history has not been well documented. Many Maine Masonic Lodges have consolidated, and the Davis Lodge…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Some examples were the Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of Hibernians, International Order of Odd-Fellows, Red Men, and the Masons.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

Titles and rituals also borrowed from the Masonic Order and the old English estate system. The first four degrees are based on the four seasons of…