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Item 18533

Thermate Demonstration, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-07-26 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 103554

Captains Burrows and Blyth funeral procession, Portland, 1813

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1813 Location: Portland Media: Born digital

Item 102537

World War I Red Cross Canteen uniform, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Cotton

Online Exhibits

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.


Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 3 of 6

"Amid expanding imperial warfare, Maine offered a strategic location, diplomatic access to a vast network of Indigenous powers, and timber aplenty to…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

"… entire thing was solved by a treaty rather than warfare. The dispute lasted from 1838 to 1839. This was the time span when both countries’ militias…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Porter Family

"… became a 1st lieutenant and fought in Indian warfare on the American Plains. On June 25, 1876, at age 29, he died at the battle of “Little Big…"

My Maine Stories

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy


Wabanaki Sovereignty
by Mali Obomsawin and Lokotah Sanborn

Bomazeen Land Trust, renewing and resuming Wabanaki caretaking and stewardship roles