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Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Holidays, Christmas

Historical Items

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Item 7441

Freeman family Christmas, Saco, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909-12-25 Location: Portland Media: Photo negative

Item 8565

Susy's Christmas illustration, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Media: Ink on paper

Item 10983

Crossing guard as Santa Claus, Waterville, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-12-24 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.