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Historical Items

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Item 79313

Seventh Annual Prize Speaking Contest Program, Dixfield, 1917

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1917-02-16 Location: Dixfield Media: ink on paper

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Item 52413

Samuel Deering Wyman, Fairfield, 1914

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1914 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

One of the first few was a prize declamation which offered students a chance to compete and win prizes by singing, reading, or reciting poems or…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Tuscan Opera House

… no auditorium before 1970, graduations, plays, prize speaking, proms and all manner of school productions were held at the Opera House.