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Historical Items

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Item 79494

U.S. Gen. Hospital, Annapolis, to R.F. Society, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Annapolis; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 79496

Account of items sent to soldiers, Portland, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Portland; Washington; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 79498

Letter of thanks for funds for the poor, Portland, 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… and math were included for the well-rounded young ladies. Lucy’s interest in the school waned after two years and the school closed.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

Shaw, Richard R., and Brian F. Swartz. Legendary Locals of Bangor. Arcadia Publishing, 2015. “Snow, Mary.” Mount Hope Cemetery Corp & Crematory…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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