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Historical Items

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Item 37061

John Bapst High School Orchestra, Bangor, ca. 1931

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1931 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 20006

Danforth School House

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: 1912 Location: Danforth Media: Photographic print

Item 31347

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 36505

Assessor's Record, 53-59 Pitt Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: City of Portland Style: School Use: School

Item 77034

5 School Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Alice Durgin Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 77044

26 School Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Margaret B. Donahue Use: Dwelling - Two family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109436

First Grammar School, Auburn, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1888 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: City of Auburn Architect: George M. Coombs

Item 109908

School Building at Skowhegan, Skowhegan, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Skowhegan Client: Town of Skowhegan Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 109733

School Building, Lewiston, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Lewiston Client: unknown Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Achitects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.

Exhibit

Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Exhibit

John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

Both the grade school and high school were decked out with buntings and other festive decorations for the town of Guilford’s Centennial celebration.

Site Page

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

As the end of the 1960s approached, it became obvious that the current high school building was not going to meet the demands of the district because…

Site Page

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 1 of 5

BUILDINGS History of Buildings By Piscataquis Community Middle School 8th Grade Students Included in the next 5 pages: 1) Odd Fellows Hall, Bank…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system

Story

Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in Gorham’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.