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Category: Social Movements & Services, Clubs & societies, Religious

Historical Items

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Item 15501

YMCA, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 76508

Home of Mrs. Lillian M.W. Stevens, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6862

Ligue des Societes Catholiques de Langue Francais invitation, 1936

Contributed by: Franco Center Date: 1936-03-29 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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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.

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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.