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Historical Items

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Item 13492

Performance poster, Fryeburg, 1940

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: 1940-07-16 Location: Fryeburg Media: Ink on paper

Item 19018

Pageant of Machias Valley program, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913 Location: Machias Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20123

Dramatic entertainment flyer, York, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: York Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."