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Historical Items

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Item 79710

Classroom at Mechanics Institute, Rumford, ME. 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911 Location: Rumford Media: Booklet

Item 13285

Sunday School class, Westbrook, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 31054

William Phineas Fisher, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine Central Institute

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum

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My Maine Stories

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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.

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.