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Historical Items

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Teddy bear in pandemic mask, Brunswick, 2020

Courtesy of Tilly Laskey, an individual partner Date: 2020-04-24 Location: Brunswick Media: Digital image

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Harpswell Community School pandemic message, 2020

Courtesy of Tilly Laskey, an individual partner Date: 2020-04-25 Location: Harpswell Media: Digital image

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Reopening sign at Coffee By Design, Portland, 2020

Courtesy of an individual partner Date: 2020-05-06 Location: Portland Media: Digital image


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Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.


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.


One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - 100 Years of Mercy Hospital

… greatest health crisis in the city's history, the pandemic known as the Spanish Influenza. This emergency, along with limited proper hospital…

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

The global Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, far more than the 21 million killed in the much more…

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

None of these facilities, however, proved sufficient to cope with the great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.

My Maine Stories

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics


Pandemic Blues
by Darlene Reardon

Covid 19 Portland poem


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.