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Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Ceremonies, Weddings

Historical Items

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Item 12328

Johnson wedding, Brunswick, 1945

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 14070

Phil Boudreau and Louise Surrette wedding, 1947

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1947-04-12 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 14076

Giambisttita-Surette wedding, Bangor, 1938

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1938 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

Exhibit

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Exhibit

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

My Maine Stories

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Story

How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together