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Historical Items

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Item 14403

Letter concerning return of telescope, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 52488

Good Will Flag, Fairfield, ca. 1940

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1940 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 69266

Suggestions for Students, Farmington State Teachers College, 1951

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1951 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

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.

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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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The Advent of Green Acre, A Baha'i Center of Learning

The Green Acre Baha'i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club

It is not too much to say that this aspect changed the whole point of view of the woman who came under its influence.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

… accounts of summer trips describe the social aspects of fishing trips, gear used and fish harvested.

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

… byMaine Historical Society Another unusual aspect of the “Spanish Flu” was that unlike most years, when the very young and old suffered the most…

My Maine Stories

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The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

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

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Stewarding Natural Resources

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce elementary-grade students to the concepts and importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK), taught and understood through oral history to generations of Wabanaki people. Students will engage in discussions about how humans can be stewards of the local ecosystem, and how non-Native Maine citizens can listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of Wabanaki neighbors to assist in the future of a sustainable environment. Students will learn about Wabanaki artists, teachers, and leaders from the past and present to help contextualize the concepts and ideas in this lesson, and learn about how Wabanaki youth are carrying tradition forward into the future.