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Historical Items

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Item 104020

Capping ceremony at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Portland, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Northern Light Mercy Hospital Date: circa 1980 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10197

Ste-Luce Church, Upper Frenchville, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Frenchville Media: Photographic print

Item 29289

James A. Healy, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Carte de visite

Online Exhibits

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John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


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.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?