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Historical Items

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Item 103828

Postal carriers distribute pension application blanks, Portland, 1936

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

Item 19373

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

Exhibits

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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.

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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.”

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate 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.

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.

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

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR