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Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Ceremonies, Graduations

Historical Items

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Item 81549

Sullivan High School baccalaureate service, Berwick, 1901

Contributed by: Berwick Historical Society Date: 1901 Location: Berwick Media: Photographic print

Item 98683

Alice Lucas, High School Graduation, Canton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Canton Media: Photographic print

Item 12266

Interior view of Clark's Hall, Caribou, 1902

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: 1902 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."