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Sesquicentennial for Schools Project
As part of Maine’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, the State Archivist is available to visit your school to talk with students about the impact that Maine had on the Civil War and the impact that the Civil War had on Maine. The presentation brings the topic to a local level, with accounts of people in your town or neighboring towns who contributed to or participated in the war efforts.
The program is free and is tailored 100% for your school. The presentation can be planned to suit any grade-level (5-12) and group size. Additionally, any specific topic your class has been studying may be incorporated into the presentation.
The Maine State Archives holds the most extensive collection of Civil War documents in the nation, including photographs of thousands of Maine soldiers, muster rolls, battlefield reports, official papers, and correspondence on everything from education to health care, welfare to warfare, business to politics, and gossip to government administration.
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