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Item 23885

Josiah Pierce on education, Bridgton, 1813

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Date: 1813

Location: Bridgton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 99423

K.B. Sewall to daughter on education, learning, Mobile, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856-07-24

Location: Mobile; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100311

K.B. Sewall to daughter on names, education, Mobile, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856-02-10

Location: Portland; Mobile

Media: Ink on paper

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Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.


Carlton Fogg with Edmund Muskie, ca. 1967

Carlton P. Fogg, Advocate for Vocational Education

Carlton P. Fogg (1899-1972) was passionate about vocational and technical education. While teaching at the high school level in Waterville, Fogg's lobbying and letter-writing helped create the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute in 1969.


Cary Library, Houlton, 1904

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Fish factory worker, Marion Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1990

Swan's Island Educational Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

It was set up as an example of old-time education where students could visit and learn about education in the 19th century.

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

Educator Resources X Resources and activities for educators that are tied to the following exhibits: Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass"…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 11 View All


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum

by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.


The stories my parents told

by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.