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Item 97566

Pvt. John P. Sheahan on being made orderly, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: Dennysville

Media: Ink on paper

Item 13499

Medal, Improved Order of Red Men

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Metal

Item 13658

Improved Order of Red Men charter, Fryeburg, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Poster, ink on paper

Exhibits Showing 3 of 74 View All

Exhibit

Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Exhibit

Garnsey Home, Main Street, Sanford, ca 1900

A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Site Page

Odd Fellows Hall after repairs, Swan's Island, ca. 1985

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

… Island Educational Society The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) was a fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…

Site Page

Waterfront with steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

… bySwan's Island Educational Society The Improved Order of Red Men was a national fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…

Site Page

Institut Canadien-Francais, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Some examples were the Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of Hibernians, International Order of Odd-Fellows, Red Men, and the Masons.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 8 View All

Story

Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant


My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

Story

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave

by Hector Jaeger


Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk


My life and career as a USAF Nurse