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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 102735

Dave Astor and Deering High School Students, Portland, 1962

Mystery Corner Item Can you identify the teenagers?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962-04-07 Location: Portland Media: Transparency Slide

Mystery Corner Item

Item 103035

A student performer on The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1962

Mystery Corner Item Do you know these teenagers?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962-03-24 Location: Portland; Mechanic Falls Media: Film transparency

Mystery Corner Item

Item 103168

Lewiston High School students perform on The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1962.

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize these teenagers?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962-04-14 Location: Portland; Lewiston Media: Film transparency

Exhibits

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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 3 of 3

Growing up, my mother didn’t have a TV or toys. She grew up poor and moved to seek a new life in the United States of America.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

After seeing the TV movie The Day After and its depiction of nuclear holocaust in 1983, Nowick planned an ambitious 12 concert series including all…

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Otisfield Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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Dancing through barriers
by Garrett Stewart

My Dad performed on the Dave Astor Show in Portland during the civil rights era.

Story

Isolation!
by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life

Story

My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea