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Item 80287

Title: Letter to Sarah Tarbox from a former boarding school classmate, 1839

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1839-05-22

Location: Westport; Boston; Topsham

Media: Ink on paper

Item 13271

Title: Barn nearly complete, Littleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Littleton

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 35684

Title: Hilltop School demolition, Lubec, 1979

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1979

Location: Lubec

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Exhibit

John Bapst High School basketball Booster button, Bangor, ca. 1950

John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.

Exhibit

E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

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Site

1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.

Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.