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Historical Items

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Item 68223

Carolyn Stone, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1907 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 68230

Carolyn Stone, Farmington State Normal School, 1928

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1928 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 51999

"Cours de Culture Physique" at Marie-Joseph Academy, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1950

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1950 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

They not only paid for fine education but endorsed fine education, a "superior curriculum" for the "superior" person.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

She was the very first physical training instructor at the school, specializing in calisthenics and kinesiology.

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Abbe Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II