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.
George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.
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.
Presque Isle Normal School, ca. 1910 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Presque Isle Normal School buildings, Presque…
Carolyn Stone, Farmington State Normal School, 1898 Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF Description Carolyn Stone graduated from…
Carolyn Stone, Farmington State Normal School, 1939 Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF Description Miss Stone retired from Farmington…