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Historical Items

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Item 7326

Letter concerning military provisions and garrison contingents, Kittery, 1695

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1694 Location: Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18301

Military personnel, Bangor Fair, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-08-01 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 18229

Dow Field military personnel, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… just returned from three years of service in the military. Playhouse Program, Surry, 1929Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society The new…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Besides those in the military service, many were working in the shipyards in South Portland, Bath and Connecticut.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

My Maine Stories

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.