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Historical Items

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Item 78955

Somesville Schoolhouse class photograph, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 22792

Hermon School Number 9, Hermon, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Hermon Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Hermon Media: Photograph, print from slide

Item 22774

Hermon School Number 11

Contributed by: Hermon Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Hermon Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109437

Schoolhouse, Auburn, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Auburn Client: City of Auburn Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

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.

Exhibit

Back to School

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.

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Samplers: Learning to Sew

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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Minturn Schoolhouse

Minturn Schoolhouse Minturn Schoolhouse, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Minturn Schoolhouse

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Lincoln, Maine - South Lincoln schoolhouse, Lincoln, ca. 1930

South Lincoln schoolhouse, Lincoln, ca. 1930 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description The first school house in South Lincoln…

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Friendship Museum

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

My Maine Stories

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Story

Aurore Morin & Huguette Paquette: immigrating to Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The experience of a young mother and her teenage sister making the transition from Quebec to Maine.