Search Results

Keywords: Religion

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 1136 Showing 3 of 1136

Item 105172

Bishop Henry Adams Neely, ca. 1867

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: circa 1867 Location: Houlton; Portland Media: Carte De Visite

Item 100345

Coopers Mills Baptist Church, Whitefield, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 100350

Coopers Mills Baptist Church, Whitefield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 36 Showing 3 of 36

Exhibit

The Advent of Green Acre, A Baha'i Center of Learning

The Green Acre Baha'i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

Exhibit

Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.

Exhibit

In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 155 Showing 3 of 155

Site Page

Anchor of the Soul - Anchor of the Soul

… Anchor of the Soul Anchor of the Soul A documentary about black history in Maine

Site Page

United Society of Shakers

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

They came by horse and returned by canoe. Soon, people from Benedicta started coming to worship the Catholic religion in Lincoln.

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 2 of 23 Showing 3 of 23

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

Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.

Lesson Plans

View All Showing 2 of 5 Showing 3 of 5

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.

Lesson Plan

Irish and Ulster Scots in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to their immigration to the U.S., a look into the prejudice and discrimination many Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish experienced, and the contributions of Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish to community life and culture in Maine.

Lesson Plan

Jews in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of Jews in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to Jewish immigration to the U.S., examination of the prejudice, discrimination and anti-Semitism many Jews have experienced, and the contributions of Jews to community life and culture in Maine.