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Historical Items

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Item 67544

Santa Claus at the Healey Asylum, Lewiston, c.1950

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1950 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 67730

Felicia Garant in nun's habit, Lewiston, 1964

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1964-10-31 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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Item 16977

Knoxx Fluter, c. 1866

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1866 Location: Houlton; New York Media: Steel

Exhibits

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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

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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.

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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.

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

Establishing the Sisters of Mercy Sister Claire and Sister M. Marcia, Portland, 1950Item Contributed byMercy Hospital By 1830, church officials…

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Mercy Hospital - Growth & Expansion - Page 2 of 2

“Many of the people who must be considered as charity patients are alcoholics, and those who have personality disorders, suicidal tendencies or…

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

The Sisters of Mercy’s reputation as the “walking nuns” among Dublin residents spoke to their commitment to aiding those in need wherever they might…