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Historical Items

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Item 28781

Thespian Club, Paris Hill, 1864

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: 1864-02-12 Location: Paris Media: Ink on paper

Item 28784

Judge Emery house, Paris

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: 2007 Location: Paris Media: Photographic print

Item 28789

Paris Hill Common as it looked ca. 1822

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1830 Location: Paris Media: print of drawing

Exhibits

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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

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Paris Cape Historical Society

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… and Maine Commissioner to the World’s Fair in Paris. Mr. Shaw owned several newspapers, including the Maine Democrat, the Daily Evening Times, and…