Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Parades & Processions
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print
Bertha Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1899
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1899 Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 7
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.
In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 175
John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868
Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868 John Martin: "Terpsichorian of the Old School" John Martin, Bangor, ca.
John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 1, pages 000-26
Part 1, pages 000-26 Martin begin his Scrap & Sketch Book with information about the Bangor House and Franklin House, and his theme throughout much…
John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 139-194
Intro: pages 139-194 Part 3, pages 139-194 Approximately 1840-1844 John Martin, still a teenager in the experiences he recollected, already…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 7
Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold
Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of June 2020
Blessing of the Creatures MAINEUSA
by Marty Pottenger
Passamaquoddy "Blessing of the Creatures'' honors the creatures of Maine.
Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker
Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons