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Historical Items

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Item 33831

Grammar schools graduation program, Biddeford, June 1928

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1928-06-24 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13531

Haven Grammar School, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 14913

Bucksport Grammar School students, 1892

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1892 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

Occasionally a visit was made by some traveling preacher, who would be hired to teach the winter school.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

Stevens, Grammar Asst.; Hattie M. Titcomb, Grammar; T. Helen Richardson, High School-Asst. Principal; Melvina K. Bradford, Intermediate.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

Village School 1905 Primary, grammar and high school building, Strong, ca. 1905 Item 64393 infoStrong Historical Society The path of…