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Historical Items

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Item 79068

West Peru Grammar School Graduation program, 1950

Contributed by: Peru Historical Society Date: 1950-06-05 Location: Peru Media: Card stock

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Item 11798

Graduation memento shadow box, Van Buren, 1906

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: circa 1906 Location: Van Buren Media: Paper

Item 71032

Eighth grade graduation, Swan's Island, 1954

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1954-06-10 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.

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Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 1 of 3

Students hailed from across Maine; early graduates included Ruth Attean, a Penobscot from Old Town. In the early years, the training program accepted…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 2 of 3

… a distinctive training cap, presented at a formal ceremony. School regulations dictated that “When not in uniform, nurses wear their caps to the…

My Maine Stories

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Come back to Maine, I did!
by Dan Bolduc

Reflections and the value of Maine from a former pro hockey player from Waterville

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.