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Historical Items

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Item 104250

A petition against dividing the town of Berwick, 1799

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1792 Location: Berwick Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13253

Temperance petition, 1845

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1845 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13251

Maine woman suffrage petition, 1858

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1858 Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

"On March 13, 1777 a successful petition was sent to the general court of Massachusetts requesting incorporation under that name."

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

"and Elijah Richardson who all signed a petition to Governor Bernard in 1768. The second major group of settlers came from Eastham, Cape Cod…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

"The dissent continued and a legislative petition was circulated requesting the area of East Strong be annexed to New Vineyard."

My Maine Stories

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Dr. Norman Beaupré: Preserving his Franco-American culture
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Journey growing up as a Franco-American in Biddeford to his career as a professor and author.


Where are the French?
by Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-Americans in Maine


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics