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Historical Items

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Item 67958

Donkey softball game, Swan's Island, 1978

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1978 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 17155

Dr. Luther March, Eastern Maine General Hospital, Bangor, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1920 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 54193

Synagogue tea invitation, Portland, 1948

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1948-11-15 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 48409

Assessor's Record, 197 Dayton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charity S Thompson Use: Garage

Item 48407

192 Dayton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charity S Thompson Use: Dwelling - Single family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109374

Hall at Cumberland Mills, Westbrook, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Westbrook; Westbrook Client: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Architect: Fassett & Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Values and Charity

Values and Charity In Hallowell, acting on one’s ideals and beliefs has always been regarded not simply as desirable, but necessary.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 65-83

Coombs Eben French Court House Maine Charity School Bangor House Peter Edes Bangor-Old Town railroad Mount Hope Cemetery North Bangor (Veazie) Bangor…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

consisted of three things: fraternity, charity, and loyalty. Fraternity was based on regular scheduled local meetings.

My Maine Stories

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Hasan Jasim: Putting his life on the line for this country
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

An Iraqi interpreter shares insights on the value and price of freedom


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.