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Historical Items

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Item 108741

Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance Pin, Portland, ca. 1994

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1994 Location: Portland Media: Metal

Item 192

Ku Klux Klan outfit, Hollis, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1963-08-04 Location: Hollis Center Media: Photographic print

Item 1264

Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Brownville Junction Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

“I hate to think of these children drowning. I thank the people who saved them. Wyman Ramsdell is like a hero to me because if he didn’t save my…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

In New England, this war was hated as the years prior to its outbreak caused great economic difficulty to a region dependent upon maritime trade.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.