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Historical Items

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Item 102685

Jelilat Oyetunji, South Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2009 Location: South Portland Media: Digital photograph

Item 102679

Pious Ali, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Item 102686

Reza Jalali, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.

Story

Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine

Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement