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Historical Items

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Item 23885

Josiah Pierce on education, Bridgton, 1813

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1813 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 99423

K.B. Sewall to daughter on education, learning, Mobile, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-07-24 Location: Mobile; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100311

K.B. Sewall to daughter on names, education, Mobile, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-02-10 Location: Portland; Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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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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Carlton P. Fogg, Advocate for Vocational Education

Carlton P. Fogg (1899-1972) was passionate about vocational and technical education. While teaching at the high school level in Waterville, Fogg's lobbying and letter-writing helped create the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute in 1969.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island Educational Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

It was set up as an example of old-time education where students could visit and learn about education in the 19th century.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

Educator Resources X Resources and activities for educators that are tied to the following exhibits: Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass"…

My Maine Stories

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.