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Historical Items

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Item 23268

Laurier Rifles, Main Street, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 31102

Fusiliers Laurier (Laurier Rifles), Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 12962

Open breach rifle, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Danforth Media: Steel, wood

Online Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 74-138

… Circus & Caravan Carlton Dancing School Hampden Rifle Co. Hannibal Hamlin Bill Emery Alfred Herrick Antiquarian Society of Bangor John Sargent Jr.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes, Bangor, 1849

… cap, Pilot cloth over coat, hunting boots, and rifle. The form of the cap is exact, the outlines of the coat and boots very near.

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

Our Reg has been partly furnished with Rifles and Co’s A & K are to have Winsor Rifles with sabre Bayonetts – they have come and we shall get them…

My Maine Stories

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima