Title

Article about the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Maine, which star

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-1995

Pages

53-55, 77-78

Abstract

Article about the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Maine, which started 121 years ago to oppose the use of alcohol. Today, the organization has expanded its activities to lobby and education mission to include drug abuse prevention of all kinds as well as active and more controversial opposition to abortion, euthanasia, legalized gambling, pornography and gay rights. Despite the WCTU's expanded mission, the organization is struggling to survive, with its Maine membership having fallen from a high of 8,000 to a mere 200 members today. The Maine organization is housed at 714 Congress Street in Portland, in the Neal Dow Mansion. With a historical profile of Neal Dow and a description of his historic home, and with information on and views of WCTU officers and members Mae Billingslea, Rachel Kelly, Rosalind McGuiggan, and Betty Stevens

Subjects

Historic buildings Portland Neal Dow House, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Dow, Neal, 1894-1897

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