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Item 23885

Title: Josiah Pierce on education, Bridgton, 1813

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1813-05-22

Location: Bridgton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 35228

Title: Maine School of Practical Nursing Brochure, 1963

Contributed by: Kennebec Valley Community College Archive

Date: 1963

Location: Presque Isle; Waterville

Media: Ink on paper

Item 64120

Title: Commissioner of Education letter, Surry, 1952

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society

Date: 1952-09-30

Location: Surry

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.


1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.


Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.