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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 Office of the Secretary of State has created the Sesquicentennial for Schools Program, presented by State Archivist, David Cheever.
Mr. Cheever 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. His 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. Mr. Cheever is able to plan a presentation to fit any grade-level (5-12) and group size. Additionally, he is able to incorporate any specific issues your class has been studying.
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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