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Historical Items

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Item 7416

Paddles for train cars, Camp Winnebago, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: circa 1920 Location: Fayette Media: Wood

Item 7412

Train to Camp Winnebago in 1935

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: circa 1935 Location: Fayette; Readfield Media: Photographic print

Item 57617

Counselors in training, Camp Lown, 1958

Courtesy of Robin Spero Rubinstien, an individual partner Date: 1958 Location: Oakland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.


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.

Site Pages

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… hay and potatoes which were needed for the lumber camps to survive. Many of these farmers also worked as lumbermen during the winter months.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

The training school trained teachers through tough and thorough studies. The graduates of Snow’s school found it easy to get teacher positions in…

My Maine Stories

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day