Keywords: Department of Agriculture
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: New Gloucester Client: Opportunity Farm Association Architect: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982–1992 Location: Mount Desert Client: The Island Foundation Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates
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.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.