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Historical Items

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Item 5263

U.S. Hospital, Georgetown, D.C., ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Washington Media: Engraving

Item 80474

William S. Cohen in Washington D.C., ca. 1980

Contributed by: Raymond H. Fogler Library Date: circa 1980 Location: Washington Media: Photographic print

Item 10618

Muskie swearing in, Washington, D.C., 1980

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1980-05-08 Location: Washington Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111543

Cottage for Major W. M. Dunn on Cushing Island, Portland, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: Portland Client: William McKee Dunn Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111882

Churchill House on State St., Portland, 1928-1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928–1934 Location: Portland Client: Major Gist. Blair Architect: Binford & Wadsworth

Online Exhibits

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.


Northern Threads: Mourning Fashions

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 18th and 19th century mourning jewelry and fashions.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

"… she worked as a government clerk in Washington, D.C. In 1865 Elizabeth married Elijah M. Allen. A collection of her poetry, entitled simply, Poems…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

"He was listed as “sick” in Washington D.C. from April 1863 to June 15, 1864. He married Hannah Alma “Anna” Holley in 1871."

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Maine and the Civil War - Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

"… with news from his trip to Washington, D.C., and the Union troops. He sends greetings to his children, also."

My Maine Stories

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Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington
by Sarah Gaba

Participating in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 2017


I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017


USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day