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Item 7520

Title: First Good Will Home orphans, Fairfield, 1889

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

Date: 1889

Location: Fairfield

Media: black and white photographs

Item 26470

Title: Boys and dog, Good Will Home, Fairfield, ca. 1920

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

Date: circa 1920

Location: Hinckley

Media: Photograph

Item 26464

Title: Good Will boys, Fairfield, ca. 1915

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

Date: circa 1915

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Page Terrace, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Exhibit

Good Will Farm roundel, Fairfield, 1918

George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

Exhibit

Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Site

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.