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Historical Items

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Item 20237

Central School, New Sweden, 1938

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 31347

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 20238

Madawaska School, ca. 1938

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

Both the grade school and high school were decked out with buntings and other festive decorations for the town of Guilford’s Centennial celebration.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Tea Room

According to Steve, the house was one of the first to be hooked up to electricity because one of its boarders was on the island working on setting up…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

High School classes were taught in it. At that time, all the children in town had good schools and competent teachers, and many students were sent to…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR