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Category: Social Movements & Services

Historical Items

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Item 10078

Letter from Leroy H. Huse to Elizabeth Mountfort, February 23, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1846-02-23 Location: Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10080

Letter from Leroy H. Huse to Elizabeth Mountfort, May 19, 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1847-05-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11445

Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-11-24 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Save the Skowhegan Grange & Granges in General

A brief history of the Grange in Skowhegan, its importance to community history, and a plea to save it from destruction.

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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Houlton Grange

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Oakfield Grange 414

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Maine Conservation Corps

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My Maine Stories

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Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017