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LC Subject Heading: Tombs & sepulchral monuments

Historical Items

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Item 17802

Wooden grave marker, New Sweden, 1894

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1894-12-21 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

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Item 8733

Gravestone of Charles F. Brown, Waterford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 15582

Gravestone, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.