Back to School!

Chemistry class, Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1906 (MMN #17500)
Chemistry class, Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1906 (MMN #17500)
Yes, it’s that time already–back to school. Since the first compulsory education law was passed in Maine in 1887, round about Labor Day has meant leaving behind the sun and fun of summer and returning to academic pursuits.

This online exhibit focuses on early 20th century public education in Maine with photographs of schoolhouses, classrooms, and extracurricular activities from around the state.

 

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