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Historical Items

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Item 10640

John F. Kennedy Jr., at Outward Bound, Rockland, 1977

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1977-07-11 Location: Rockland Media: Photographic print

Item 10657

John F. Kennedy Jr., Portland, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979-12-08 Location: Portland; Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10950

Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-12-15 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.



Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.


Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.