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Item 20237

Title: Central School, New Sweden, 1938

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: 1938

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photograph

Item 6681

Title: Children inside Danville Corner School

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Auburn; Danville

Media: black and white photograph

Item 7278

Title: Dunkertown School (South Otisfield) about 1924

Contributed by: Otisfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1924

Location: Otisfield; Otisfield

Media: Photograph

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Bell Hill School, Otisfield, about 1899

Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.


West Brooklin School, ca. 1929

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


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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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.