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Over There and Down Home

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I features the efforts of Maine industries, communities, and individuals in support of the Allied Forces as the United States struggled to define her place in the increasingly global conflict. The exhibit chronicles the United States’ journey from neutral country to a member of the Allied Forces through the lives and contributions of Mainers. From collective efforts of feeding and outfitting Allied troops before the U.S. entry into the war, to later supporting Liberty Bonds on the home front, Maine was an active participant in World War I. A particular focus of the new exhibition is on the experiences of the Maine National Guard, the Old 2nd Maine, as the unit transitioned to the 103rd Infantry in the 26th Division, known as the “Yankee Division.” The exhibition features many objects and stories from individual soldiers who belonged to that unit.

Reading Art – Maine and World War I Teaching Guide is a useful tool for teachers, students, and homeschool groups.

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I continues at the Maine State Museum through November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the armistice between the Allied and Central Powers that ended the war.

Over There and Down Home

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I features the efforts of Maine industries, communities, and individuals in support of the Allied Forces as the United States struggled to define her place in the increasingly global conflict. The exhibit chronicles the United States’ journey from neutral country to a member of the Allied Forces through the lives and contributions of Mainers. From collective efforts of feeding and outfitting Allied troops before the U.S. entry into the war, to later supporting Liberty Bonds on the home front, Maine was an active participant in World War I. A particular focus of the new exhibition is on the experiences of the Maine National Guard, the Old 2nd Maine, as the unit transitioned to the 103rd Infantry in the 26th Division, known as the “Yankee Division.” The exhibition features many objects and stories from individual soldiers who belonged to that unit.

Reading Art – Maine and World War I Teaching Guide is a useful tool for teachers, students, and homeschool groups.

Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I continues at the Maine State Museum through November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the armistice between the Allied and Central Powers that ended the war.

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