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Historical Items

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Item 22804

Ricker College paper weight, Houlton, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1975 Location: Houlton Media: Metam and marble

Item 103829

Dinning Hall at Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1935 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 9618

Ricker Classical Institute Music Club, Houlton, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1925 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

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.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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