Maine History

Veterans Day Film & Talk

Join us on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 pm for a short film and talk in honor of Veterans Day. Dennis Lyford, from the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, will share his film Small Town Heroes, which tells the story of soldiers from Piscataquis County who fought in the First World War.

Genealogy Workshop

Tracing your family tree has never been easier! Join B.J. Jamieson, the genealogy specialist at the Maine State Library, at the Thompson Free Library on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm to learn how to get started finding your family’s stories. You’ll learn about the free digital resources available through the new Digital Maine Library, …
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Moms & Proms Oral History Event

You’re invited to join our community oral history project! This month’s theme is Moms & Proms. Looking for something special to do for Mother’s Day? Come to the library with your mom to interview her and help preserve her memories. Or, bring a friend and share your prom stories! We will provide recording equipment and …
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Maine Suffrage Centennial Talk

The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified by the state of Maine in 1919. Celebrate 100 years of suffrage with a talk by Anne Gass, author of “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage,” on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm. Florence Brooks Whitehouse was …
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Maine State Prison: 1824-2002

Maine history buffs take note: Warden Jeffrey Merrill Sr. will give us a look behind prison walls on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 pm. Join us as Merrill shares a documentary about the Maine State Prison and discusses his book “Maine State Prison: 1824-2002.” He will answer questions and share stories from his research and …
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