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Historical Items

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Item 8750

North Waterford School, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: North Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 7915

MGH School of Nursing, Class of 1934

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1934 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 80287

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

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Exhibits

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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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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

Women in positions as town officials and committee members, however, showed significant change over the same time period, slowly including more women

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

District Seven school, known as the Parker school , had one of the best school houses in town. High School classes were taught in it.

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage