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Historical Items

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Item 68361

Farmington State Normal School Hymn Painting, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1914 Location: Farmington Media: painting

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Item 42238

'The Purple and White,' Deering High School, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 43312

Students in Americanization Pageant greet new comers, Chestnut Street School, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

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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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.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

The cover of Songs from the Woods of Maine, by Julia H. May in 1894, is shown at right, with the poem, The Happy Hills of Strong, from that book.

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Historic Hallowell - The Stevens Training Center Serenaders

There they recorded six songs for a record album entitled Stars Over Stevens. Nothing is known of the individual singers. The Serenaders from 1965.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Book Cover, "Songs From The Woods Of Maine", by Julia H. May, 1894 Item 67535 infoStrong Historical Society This book of poetry…