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Historical Items

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Item 35864

Presque Isle High School, ca. 1910

Contributed by: David Gallagher through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Presque Isle Media: Postcard

Item 68449

Spanish ladies, Farmington State Normal School, 1928

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1928 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 35188

Maine School of Practical Nursing class officers, Waterville, 1960

Mystery Corner Item Do you know these practical nurses?

Contributed by: Kennebec Valley Community College Archive Date: 1960 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Cunningham School

Skyway Middle School, located on the other side of the city, was expanded in 2005 to serve all of Presque Isle’s middle school students.

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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

In the 1880s he settled on Cunningham Ridge in Surry with his wife, Mary E. Cunningham. His first sawmill was on Toddy Pond at the mouth of Sandy…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 1 of 3

After moving to Presque Isle, he would walk to Cunningham School every day. His Latin teacher would let his band play and practice during study hall.