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Historical Items

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Item 18211

Dow Field band members, Bangor, 1944

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

Item 78821

The Renowned Dixfield Band, Dixfield, ca. 1890.

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 35372

John Bapst Junior Senior Prom Dance Ticket, Bangor, 1953

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: 1953-05-13 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper


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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

The Bangor Cornet Band was part of the procession into the cemetery and performed during the ceremonies.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Quartette Club, 1849

with a black band and long ends to the bands. ... Their first collars were turn down all uniform but a stand up dickey came in fashion and they made…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Today, the Aroostook Band of Mi’kmaqs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are federally recognized nations, and despite their continued struggle…