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Keywords: Women groups

Historical Items

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Item 104485

Five young women, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Media: Daguerreotype

Item 15611

Houlton Women's Club play, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914-02-24 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 75138

Women outside of Eastern Manufacturing, Brewer, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1920 Location: Brewer; Brewer Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Power of Potential View the Maine Women's Business Convention Slideshow…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

… of Husbandry, hence the "P of H" on the organization's logo. The National Grange was one of the first formal groups to admit women to membership.

My Maine Stories

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

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Sister Therese Bouthot:Life of service as a Good Shepherd sister
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From humble beginnings to playing a leadership role in the service of others

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.

Lesson Plan

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.