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Historical Items

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Item 15753

Pledge to Cape Elizabeth Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association, 1897

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: 1897-07-01 Location: South Portland Media: Paper

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Item 6428

Soldiers' monument, Lewiston, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868-02-28 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

Item 100407

Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Rumford Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 63911

5 Monument Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Rothchild Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Item 63918

26 Monument Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Yetta Zimmerman Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 64065

98 Monument Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Catherine Reardon Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111675

Margaret Payson Waterman monument, Gorham, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Gorham Client: John A. Waterman Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 110004

Plan of store in Clapp Building at 26 Monument Square, Portland, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 109541

Homes and tomb stones for Coombs family, Lewiston, 1878-1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878–1939 Location: Lewiston Clients: George M.; Coombs Architect: George M. Coombs; Stevens and Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.


A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.


Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - One of Many Monuments

"One of Many Monuments National Monument to the Forefathers model, Hallowell, ca. 1889Hubbard Free Library One well known example of Hallowell…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Soldiers' Monument, Bangor, 1864

"… in Bangor, drew this illustration of the monument and wrote in the Scrap and Sketch Book he began in 1864 that subscriptions paid for the monument…"

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Links to Presque Isle History

"1937Presque Isle Air Museum Trans-Atlantic Balloon Site Monuments Double Eagle II X Northern Maine Fair"

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.

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World War I and Our Community

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.