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Category: Education, Schools

Historical Items

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Item 10961

Williams School closing, Augusta, June 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-06-12 Location: Augusta; Augusta; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 13706

Kennebunkport High School, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Contact print from glass negative

Item 14132

Phil Boudreau, Bangor, ca. 1932

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Bangor 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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East Grand School

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Fryeburg Academy Archives

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Maine Central Institute

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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