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Historical Items

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Item 100543

Civil War era folding camp chair, 1861

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Wood, cloth, steel, brass

Item 11785

Civil War shaving mug and brush

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1863 Location: Skowhegan Media: Pottery, bristles, wood

Item 100542

Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Bethel Media: Metal

Online Exhibits

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Welcome

… have digitized over 100 historic photographs and artifacts, transcribed several antiquated documents, and learned how to carefully handle and…

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

Photographs, early postcards, and artifacts from the collections of the Surry Historical Society. Surry Town Reports: 1951, 1966, 1977, 1980, 1981…

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Lincoln, Maine - Welcome

If you would like to view the entire collection of photographs and artifacts digitized by students and staff at MJHS, click here. X

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Acadian Community: "Evangeline," Le Grand Dérangement, and Cultural Survival

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the history of the forced expulsion of thousands of people from Acadia, the Romantic look back at the tragedy in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous epic poem Evangeline and the heroine's adoption as an Acadian cultural figure, and Maine's Acadian community today, along with their relations with Acadian New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents and others in the Acadian Diaspora. Students will read and discuss primary documents, compare and contrast Le Grand Dérangement to other forced expulsions in Maine history and discuss the significance of cultural survival amidst hardships brought on by treaties, wars, and legislation.