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Keywords: Temperance Meetings

Historical Items

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Item 23589

Camp Grounds' Grove at Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1885 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 31724

Alger Hall, Scarborough, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide, transparency

Item 108643

Tabernacle group, Richmond, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Richmond Media: Glass Plate Negative

Exhibits

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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

… the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the Maine Temperance Union, and the Christian Civic League were all pro-Temperance organizations…

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Caribou Public Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… half of 19th century American history: suffrage, temperance, and abolition. In Bangor, the last two caused considerable debate and some…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.