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Item 18170

Title: Sebago Post Office desk, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Sebago

Media: Wood

Item 51819

Title: Secretary desk, Saco, 1907

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1907-09-02

Location: Saco

Media: photograph

Item 1310

Title: Desk, Dunnybrook, South Berwick, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1937-07-31

Location: South Berwick

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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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Site

Tarr farm, Castle Hill, ca. 1910

Haystack Historical Society

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Site

Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine

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Site

Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine

The history of a small, but vibrant, Downeast village as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include Blue Hill Historical Society, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill Consolidated School, George Stevens Academy, the Bay School, and the Jonathan Fisher House. Some of the topics covered include the arts, Jonathan Fisher, the Blue Hill Fair, Rusticators, the Civil War, education, and shipbuilding.