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Item 80447

Maine Central Institute Class of 1890, Pittsfield

Contributed by: Maine Central Institute Date: 1890 Location: Pittsfield Media: Photographic print

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Otisfield Central School, Otisfield, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Otisfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Otisfield Media: Photographic print

Item 81385

Maine Central Institute Recruitment Pamphlet, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Central Institute Date: circa 1905 Location: Pittsfield Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.


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."

Site Pages

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Maine Central Institute

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Historic Hallowell - Central Maine Power

Central Maine Power Ice Storm, Academy Street, Hallowell, 1998Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library CMP Overview CMP crews are the reason…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

Islesboro Central School, ca. 1955Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society At the present time, plans are made to bring major renovation to…

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.


A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: Integration of Longfellow's Poetry into American Studies

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
We explored Longfellow's ability to express universality of human emotions/experiences while also looking at the patterns he articulated in history that are applicable well beyond his era. We attempted to link a number of Longfellow's poems with different eras in U.S. History and accompanying literature, so that the poems complemented the various units. With each poem, we want to explore the question: What is American identity?