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Item 9711

Baptism certificate of Marie-Anne Berebe, 1913, Fort Kent

Contributed by: Acadian Archives Date: 1913 Location: Fort Kent Media: Ink on paper

Item 20541

Baptism at Madawaska Lake, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: T16 R4 WELS; Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Item 102742

John Petropulos' certificate of birth and baptism, Lewiston, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930-05-25 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

… to hold services and to perform marriages, baptisms and funerals. But the first religious organization on the island was not formed until 1792…