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Historical Items

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Item 9022

Skowhegan Falls before the dams

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1860 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 8138

Skowhegan Falls

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1921 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9021

Skowhegan Falls from North Channel Bridge, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1888 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.

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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.

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Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Early Settlement in Skowhegan Weston gravestone X Oldest cemetary in town X Samuel Weston home X By Jordan Everett The year was 1771…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

Twenty-first century Skowhegan now embraces new industry, modern technology, and a forward-looking future.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… time they struggled to haul the boats up over the Skowhegan Falls. The casks that contained dried fish, peas and other staples were cracked open…