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Item 13248

Title: State School for Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1920

Location: Hallowell

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 52065

Title: Good Will Schools Senior Class, Fairfield, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1917

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photograph

Item 100944

Title: Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum

Date: 1865

Location: Bangor

Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

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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.


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.


Writing on the board, North School, c. 1915

Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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

John Bapst Memorial High School

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


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.


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.