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

Historical Items

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Item 6027

Adelphiah Club, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Photographic print

Item 12575

Business and Professional Women at Grand Trunk station, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925-07-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 12582

Business women's convention, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

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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.

Site Pages

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Tate House Museum

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

Crime & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.