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Historical Items

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Item 81326

Memorial Service for Revolutionary War Veteran, Monson, 1954

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1954-08-29 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 104207

G.A.R. National Encampment announcement, Portland, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82378

Veterans Conservation Corps Jefferson Camp Crews with Trucks, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: 1933–1935 Location: Jefferson Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

Site Pages

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… Historical Society After the Civil War, Union veterans organized and chartered the first Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Decatur, Illinois, in…

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The organization formed in the years following the Civil War to improve the economic and social position of farmers and their families.

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Groups, Clubs & Organizations Knights of Pythias The Knights of Pythias was another post-Civil War fraternal organization and secret society…

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam