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Historical Items

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Item 104350

"Deliver us from evil: buy war bonds," World War II poster, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Media: Lithograph

Item 13526

Site of the Houlton Army Air Base

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 2003-12-12 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13519

Houlton Army Air Base Fire House

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1941 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down