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Item 15743

Old Methodist Church Youth Conference, Skowhegan Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 36019

Officers of Somerset County, 1895

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1895 Media: Photographic print

Item 10765

Heywood Tavern, Skowhegan, ca. 1836

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1836 Location: Skowhegan Media: Print

Online Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."


Student Exhibit: The Story of the Heywood Tavern

The story of the Heywood Tavern in Skowhegan.


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.

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 3 of 3

… as reflected in street scenes in South Paris and Athens. A South Paris tintype of about 1860 shows eleven members of the Bemis family standing…