Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.
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.
Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.
Minturn Schoolhouse Minturn Schoolhouse, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Minturn Schoolhouse…
South Lincoln schoolhouse, Lincoln, ca. 1930 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description The first school house in South Lincoln…