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Historical Items

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Item 18375

Stained glass windows, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston, 2005

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 2005 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 22555

Memorial window, St.Martins-in-the-Fields, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 18376

Stained glass window, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 2005 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.

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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943

Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description This display shows…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Edward O'Brien House

Full-length windows carried to the floor on the first floor of both houses. Each house had decorated vergeboards along the eaves, and porches…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… space, upgraded weatherization, improved windows and improved technology. Here, from left to right, the ground-breaking for the renovation was…

My Maine Stories

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

West Point during World War II

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

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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

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's poem "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport" opens up the issue of the earliest history of the Jews in America, and the significant roles they played as businessmen and later benefactors to the greater community. The history of the building itself is notable in terms of early American architecture, its having been designed, apparently gratis, by the most noted architect of the day. Furthermore, the poem traces the history of Newport as kind of a microcosm of New England commercial cities before the industrialization boom. For almost any age student the poem could be used to open up interest in local cemeteries, which are almost always a wealth of curiousities and history. Longfellow and his friends enjoyed exploring cemeteries, and today our little local cemeteries can be used to teach little local histories and parts of the big picture as well. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow visited the Jewish cemetery in Newport, RI on July 9, 1852. His popular poem about the site, published two years later, was certainly a sympathetic portrayal of the place and its people. In addition to Victorian romantic musings about the "Hebrews in their graves," Longfellow includes in this poem references to the historic persecution of the Jews, as well as very specific references to their religious practices. Since the cemetery and the nearby synagogue were restored and protected with an infusion of funding just a couple years after Longfellow's visit, and later a congregation again assembled, his gloomy predictions about the place proved false (never mind the conclusion of the poem, "And the dead nations never rise again!"). Nevertheless, it is a fascinating poem, and an interesting window into the history of the nation's oldest extant synagogue.