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Historical Items

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Item 7085

Parade of elephants in Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 98099

Post Office Square, Belfast, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Belfast Media: Stereograph

Item 36312

Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.


Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Southwest Harbor Public Library

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Caribou Public Library

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

… Bagaduce Chorale, a small group of singers who gathered at Mary Cheney Gould’s house for the pure joy of singing.

My Maine Stories

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63 year Presque Isle High School Class Reunion
by Kathryn E Joy

What happens when there are no more reunions planned.


Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima