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Historical Items

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Item 15270

Military pass, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-12-09 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18229

Dow Field military personnel, Bangor, 1944

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

Item 9321

Military pass for H.L. Prince of the 20th Maine vol., Jan. 10, 1863

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: 1863-01-10 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

Online 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.


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.


Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 1 of 2

… with some children’s and male items, including military uniforms. In 2018, support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums…

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

There is no record of Leila’s passing, other than the Surry book of births, deaths and marriages held in the Town Hall vault.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… the business men who built them/Have long since passed away. Separate Neighborhoods By the late nineteeth century, Surry was a “ meandering mix of…

My Maine Stories

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.


How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII