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Historical Items

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Item 72

Thanksgiving Day at Casco Street School, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

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Thanksgiving Costume Party, Farmington State Normal School, 1917

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1917 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 18008

WACs at Thanksgiving, Dow Field, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

Site Pages

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

Some of them like Easter, and Passover are religious holidays, while others like Thanksgiving are native just to America.

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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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

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Epidemic of violence against Indigenous people
by Michael-Corey F. Hinton

Systemic racism, murder, and the danger of stereotypes

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars