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Item 8848

School class, Garland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Garland

Media: Photographic print

Item 8750

North Waterford School, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: 1914

Location: North Waterford

Media: Photographic print

Item 13576

Hale's Corner School, Brooklin, 1898

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: 1898

Location: Brooklin

Media: Photo transparency

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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.


Blue Hill Academy graduates, 1894

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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Guilford Public School, June 20, 1887

Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

This school also served as a Town Hall and meeting place. The building was constructed of logs and featured an open fireplace that was said to be…

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Warren St. School, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

Soon after, the children from Gardiner, Augusta, and other nearby towns came to learn at the Hallowell Academy. High School, Hallowell, ca.

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

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Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam