Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 2
Lest They Perish World War I poster, ca. 1917
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: New York Media: Lithograph
Mary and Popkins Zakarian, Portland, ca. 1925
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 4
The Advent of Green Acre, A Baha'i Center of Learning
The Green Acre Baha'i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.
Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
World War I and the Maine Experience
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 2
USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.
"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day
Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey
Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics