Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 303
Mike Holmes describes Fourth of July on Swan's Island during the 1950s
Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Swan's Island Media: Mp3
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Media: Oil on canvas or board
Public thanksgiving proclamation, 1755
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1755-12-04 Media: Ink on paper
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 2
Holiday Health & Racquet Club, Bangor, ca. 1972
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1972 Location: Bangor Client: Holiday Health & Racquet Club Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Erin Corporate Office alterations to Holiday Inn East, Bangor, 1987
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987 Location: Bangor Client: Erin Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 23
Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.
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.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 12
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.
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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My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 6
Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time
Epidemic of violence against Indigenous people
by Michael-Corey F. Hinton
Systemic racism, murder, and the danger of stereotypes
The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall
Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.