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Historical Items

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Item 14974

Portland Men's Singing Club, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1954 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7208

Portland Men's Singing Club, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 103047

Mechanic Falls High School student on the set of The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1962

Mystery Corner Item Do you know this teenager?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962-03-24 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency

Online Exhibits

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Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.


Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.


Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Stevens Training Center Serenaders

… and participated in many other activities like singing. The Serenaders. a group of seventeen girls, along with the school Superintendent Dr.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

… Grant & Wilson Club and four men marching and singing, is on page 115 of Martin's "Scrap Book no 3," one of five volumes he wrote and illustrated…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 4 of 5

The workers would sing songs and play in the barrels. Edwena also had potato fights with her brothers and other kids.

My Maine Stories

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"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.


Annette Addorio: 100+ years of memories from full life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From 1914 to 2018, highlights from my life in Biddeford


Geraldine Litalien: painting a picture of life in Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Impact on everyday life from events occurring from the late 1920s through 2018