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Historical Items

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Item 102312

University of Maine Cadet band, Orono, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Location: Orono Media: Photographic print

Item 97577

Pvt. John Sheahan on bad morale for Union, Rebels, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Congregational Church, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.


Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Maine Industrial School for Girls

… influence of kind treatment, and physical and moral training, they may be won back to ways of virtue and respectability, and fitted for positions…

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Historic Hallowell - Values and Charity

Its objective was to provide safe housing and a moral, social and academic education for young women who were considered a danger to themselves or a…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

… Compromise—but this did not come without a moral dilemma, and deep ethical infighting from the separation movement's leadership.

My Maine Stories

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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


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.