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Keywords: Female Academy Schools

Historical Items

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Item 15709

Maine Female Seminary, Gorham

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Gorham Media: Print

Item 15710

Maine Female Seminary, Gorham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Gorham Media: Photographic print

Item 15701

Gorham Academy in 1886

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society Date: 1886 Location: Gorham Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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."

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

The school served students from Farmington and from other towns nearby. It was supported by the tuition paid by students.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - People

… governor from Franklin County (also Maine's first female governor); Maine Attorney General (2009-2011, 2013-2019); lawyer Stephen Titcomb…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars