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Historical Items

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Item 16062

Maine Farmers Exchange holiday potato bag, Presque Isle, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1975 Location: Presque Isle Media: Paper

Item 102750

Sadie Gowen house, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 26188

Vacation Cottages at Camp Ellis, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

Exhibit

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Holiday Events Warmer weather combined with national or local holidays brought islanders together for celebrations.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

Holidays were sometimes celebrated by a party during school, study of the history of a certain holiday, or a performance. Gifts were often exchanged.

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Thomaston Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast