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Historical Items

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Postal carriers distribute pension application blanks, Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936-11-24 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

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T. H. Phair residence, Presque Isle, 1895

Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1895 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 79394

John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: 1939 Location: Mexico Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.


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.


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.”

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building

Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building X Text by Sebastian and Scott, students at Presque Isle Middle School Images from…

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Mercy Hospital - McAuley Residence

… the committee consider transitional housing, secured a $20,000 grant from brothers John, Richard and Charles Gendron to finance a study.

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

Elizabeth’s between 1966 and 1968, remembered the security the home provided. “Most of the girls that lived there came from homes that were…

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Wabanaki Sovereignty
by Mali Obomsawin and Lokotah Sanborn

Bomazeen Land Trust, renewing and resuming Wabanaki caretaking and stewardship roles


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam