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Historical Items

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Item 64267

Principal C.C. Rounds, Farmington State Normal School, 1868

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1868 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 64331

Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1880s

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1880 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 64403

George C. Purington, Farmington State Normal School, 1907

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1907-11-08 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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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.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

Founding of the Farmington State Normal School Normal Schools (the now-obsolete term once used to describe institutions whose purpose it was to…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

Farmington Normal School Farmington State Normal School, 1870 In the rear of the Normal School Building the old Farmington Academy Building can…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

And the Normal School would be the catalyst for improved education in the public sector. Farmington is a proud community – proud of their downtown…