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Historical Items

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Item 19158

Mount Desert Reading Room

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 75142

Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 1919-05-03 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 14653

Employee reading room, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: 1921 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 75729

129-131 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: State Street Corporation Use: Offices

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111982

Winthrop Library, Winthrop, 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Winthrop Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

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.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Back row: Legionnaires Winston Beal, Albert Read and Paul Worthley; Rev. John Hoffman; Legionnaire Norman Libby.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - National Blue Ribbon School

… must: Be considered "high achieving" in math and reading based on the MEA's; Have a minority group - - Strong qualified for low socio-economic…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Welcome to Strong

… Readstown, for the settlement proprietor, William Read. Incorporated as a town in 1801, it was named Strong, for Gov. Caleb Strong of Massachusetts.

My Maine Stories

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Classroom Time Capsule
by Anna Bennett

On March 12, 2020, I left my classroom not knowing I wouldn't return again for months.


Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.