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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 79704

Militiamen in dress uniform, Westport Island, ca. 1875

Mystery Corner Item Recognize the militia uniforms? the men?

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1875 Location: Westport Island Media: Lacquered iron

Item 31411

Dakin's Sporting Goods uniforms out of Bangor, 1930

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Bangor; Hanover Media: Photographic print

Item 102428

Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.

Exhibit

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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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Clothing Collection - Organizational Uniforms

… societies; workaday; athletic-style sports team uniforms and school jackets; or uniforms associated with national organizations like the Red Cross.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Organizational Uniforms

… societies; workaday; athletic-style sports team uniforms and school jackets; or uniforms associated with national organizations like the Red Cross.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.

My Maine Stories

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Story

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII