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Item 23229

Ku Klux Klan march, Milo, 1923

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: 1923-09-03 Location: Milo Media: Postcard

Item 66676

Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1924-07-12 Location: Island Falls; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 105625

"We Walk On; Eternally" by James Eric Francis Sr., Indian Island, 2020

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2020 Location: Indian Island; Old Town Media: Acrylic on canvas


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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”


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.


The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

My Maine Stories

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland