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Historical Items

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Item 79068

West Peru Grammar School Graduation program, 1950

Contributed by: Peru Historical Society Date: 1950-06-05 Location: Peru Media: Card stock

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Item 11798

Graduation memento shadow box, Van Buren, 1906

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: circa 1906 Location: Van Buren Media: paper

Item 71032

Eighth grade graduation, Swan's Island, 1954

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: 1954-06-10 Location: Swans Island Media: Photographic print


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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."


Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

… Miss Stone as the honoured guest for the naming ceremony of their newest residence hall, to be specifically tailored as a women’s community with an…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 3 of 4

… Historical Society & Museum Graduations ceremonies have not always been what they are now.

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

Cohen attended the renaming ceremony on December 20th, 1997. "I am deeply touched by the decision of the Bangor School Committee to rename Garland…

My Maine Stories

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.