Hidden History Tour of the University of Maine
The "Hidden History Tour" aims to highlight key people, moments, and places in University of Maine campus history that often go overlooked. We wanted to upend the usual campus tour that highlights buildings named for famous alumni or donors, or current cutting edge facilities (we have those, too). This tour explores real people and local connections to moments from Women's History, Black History, Labor History, Native American History, LGBTQ+ History, Military History, and Political History. The tour also digs into quintessential student experiences found on nearly any campus, from struggles to pay tuition or find affordable housing, to drunken end-of-year music festivals to blow off steam before finals. The collective stops on this tour illuminate how campus history *IS* U.S. history, just on a smaller scale, and often hidden. Each stop includes archival resources, many from the University of Maine Fogler Library Special Collections. Scroll down for more on the project and to start the tour!