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Historical Items

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Item 6552

Fryeburg Academy Class of 1922

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: 1922-03-23 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

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Lincoln Academy Class of 1878, Newcastle

Contributed by: Lincoln Academy Date: 1878 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print

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Lincoln Academy Class of 1894, Newcastle

Contributed by: Lincoln Academy Date: 1894 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86601

103-105 Winter Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: King's Academy Use: School

Item 75746

160-168 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: King's Academy Use: School

Item 75747

Assessor's Record, 160-168 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: King's Academy Use: Shed


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Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.


The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Fryeburg Academy Archives

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Lincoln, Maine - Mattanawcook Academy

Print. "Mattanawcook Academy Dedicated 1933: Largest Freshman Class in History, 80, Ready for Work." 16 Oct. 1933: 257-58. Print.

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

Academy Trustees offered to turn over the academy building and trust funds if they would locate here.

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


How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together


Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

An Exploration into Maine's History

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This investigation was designed to utilize the resources of the Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress. Students will have the opportunity to create their own albums from MMN, research their local history, and that of the state of Maine. This is a progressive approach that begins with an investigation into Yarmouth, Maine’s history, however, it could easily be adapted for any home town. Part of the exploration includes suggested visits to the local historical society and discussions with the school historian. The creative writing piece calls for students to become someone who lived in their town 100 years ago; they find the information they need be research on MMN and the Library of Congress and then write and share their stories. Along each step of the way, students created, saved, and shared albums of materials related to their research and work on MMN. The second part of this lesson is designed to coincide with the study of the history of the state of Maine and of the United States.