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Historical Items

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Item 100869

Farnum Llewellyn Bean, Bethel, ca. 1860

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

Item 17106

John Cheverus letter to Mrs. Robert Askins, 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Location: Portland; Bristol Media: Ink on paper, maps

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Item 31835

Luther Lawrence letter about ship fever, Feb. 15, 1863

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society Date: 1863-02-15 Location: St. Helena Island Media: Ink on paper

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.


Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health Hallowell's Contribution To Modern Medicine In the years following the Revolution many trained physicians came to the…

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St. Joseph Healthcare

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… and men who remained in the city started a Soldier Relief Society, and supplies were sent to sick and infirmed soldiers in Washington, D.C.

My Maine Stories

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My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics


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

West Point during World War II