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Historical Items

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Item 33831

Grammar schools graduation program, Biddeford, June 1928

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1928-06-24 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13531

Haven Grammar School, Brooklin, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 14913

Bucksport Grammar School students, 1892

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1892 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109436

First Grammar School, Auburn, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1888 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: City of Auburn Architect: George M. Coombs

Item 116618

Forest Street Grammar School, Westbrook, 1894

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Westbrook Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 109439

Webster Grammar School Building, Auburn, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: City of Auburn Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


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.


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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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

"Occasionally a visit was made by some traveling preacher, who would be hired to teach the winter school."

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village Schools

"One of the schools was a primary, grammar, and high school at certain points in time. The other school, the Great Works school does not have any…"

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village Schools

"The green school remained a grammar school until it ceased February, 1966. Sometime in the 1970s it became the Fernwood Grange Hall."

My Maine Stories

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The man who dedicated 52 years to Biddeford's iconic Alex Pizza
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A work ethic learned from his parents and passion for the employees and customers of Alex Pizza.


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide