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Category: Religion & Philosophy, Religious Groups

Historical Items

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Item 1185

Tented settlement, Jaffa, Palestine, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866 Location: Jonesport Media: Photographic print

Item 11038

Samuel Taylor certificate, 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1840 Location: Vassalboro; Sidney Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12093

Rev. William B. Hayden, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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The Advent of Green Acre Baha'i School

The Green Acre Baha’i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

Site Pages

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First Parish in Portland

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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My Maine Stories

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Beef Cutlet always reminds me of home in Iran
by Parivash Rohani

Making beef cutlet in Maine connects me to my home in Iran and my Baha'i faith.

Story

Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine