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Historical Items

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Item 31221

Biddeford High School & Universalist choir musical program, 1891

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1891-03-03 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14089

Brewer High School, 1889

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: 1889-06-10 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 28065

Farmington High School Students, 1897

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: 1897 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 57992

85-91 High Street (ext), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: St. Elizabeth Orphan Asylum Use: School

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116618

Forest Street Grammar School, Westbrook, 1894

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

Item 109598

High School Building for Mr. Norman H. Fay, Dexter, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Dexter; Dexter Client: Norman H. Fay Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 109502

High School building for the Town of Brunswick School District, Brunswick, 1935-1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935–1950 Location: Brunswick; Brunswick Client: Town of Brunswick Architect: Harry S. Coombs; Coombs and Harriman

Online Exhibits

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John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


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.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

Both the grade school and high school were decked out with buntings and other festive decorations for the town of Guilford’s Centennial celebration.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fifth Street Junior High School, Bangor, ca. 1940

The new Fifth Street Junior High School is surrounded by walks, a cyclone fence, shrubs, vines, and trees.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

Working his way up, he owned Webber’s Drugstore through the time span of 1912-1933. He was a school board member, and a Captain of the Third Maine…

My Maine Stories

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Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system


Norman Sevigny: history of a neighborhood grocery store
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Growing up in a Franco-American community and working in the family business, Sevigny’s Market


Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.