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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 7278

Dunkertown School, South Otisfield, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Otisfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1924

Location: Otisfield; Otisfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 34450

Scottow's Hill One Room School Students, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

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Bell Hill School, Otisfield, ca. 1899

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.


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.


Writing on the board, North School, Portland, ca. 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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Strong Public School and Randall-Thomas Gymnasium, Strong, ca. 1951

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

In 1969, Mt. Abram Regional High School consolidated high school students from five northern Franklin County towns, including Strong, into one…

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School Bell, Islesboro, ca. 1880

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

… following year, the high school had outgrown the one room and was moved next door to the second floor of the Town Hall, where it was to remain…

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Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

The May School A unique early school was known as the May School. The May sisters, Julia and Sara, operated a private school for girls in Farmington…