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Maine Memory Launches Facebook Group

Maine Memory Network is now on Facebook! While items and exhibits from MMN have long been featured on Maine Historical Society’s organizational Facebook page, the network did not have its own brand on the social media platform. As of last … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary’s Second Cohort Gets off to a Good Start

Community teams from Bethel, Jay/Livermore Falls, Pittsfield, Rumford, and Scarborough met at Bowdoin College in July for a two-day orientation to the Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War community grant program. Team members–-from local historical societies, libraries, and … Continue reading

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Portland/Westbrook Team Wraps up Local & Legendary

Memorializing Civil War Veterans is the title of the Portland/ Westbrook team’s Maine Memory Exhibit and that is exactly what this team did for their final event of the year. They invited area residents, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Veterans … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary Program Ends in Belfast

Due to some technical quirkiness, our post about Belfast’s final Local & Legendary celebration ended up on our regular Maine Historical Society blog. Please click on over to read about the amazing original theatrical performance written, directed, and acted by … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary Activity in Presque Isle

The first Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War One Book, One Community program was held at the Mark & Emily Turner Library in Presque Isle on January 9, 2014. Twelve tweens, parents, and other community members turned out … Continue reading

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Gorham-Windham Local & Legendary Kick-off

Gorham and Windham residents young and old attended the kick-off celebration on Sunday, September 29, for the Local & Legendary Civil War project being run collaboratively by the two towns. The event was held at Great Falls School in Gorham, … Continue reading

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Message from the Director: National Leadership Grant

I am delighted to announce that Maine Historical Society, in partnership with the Maine State Library, has just been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. MHS will develop and implement My Maine History: … Continue reading

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