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Millinocket Schoolhouses Book

A look back into the 100+ years of Millinocket schoolhouses…get a copy of the Millinocket Historical Society’s new 72 page book and relive moments in one or more of those buildings! By the time the GNP mill produced its first roll of paper, a town was already forming. As families appeared in the not yet incorporated village, the need for a school became evident. At first, just a temporary school in a small building, then a large imposing schoolhouse, then the need for another as the population surged and so on!

After completing 35 years teaching in Millinocket (in four different schoolhouses) and then spending the last few years at the museum, the idea of a book highlighting the schools seemed like a good idea. Together with Leola Dubois who did all the computer work and Jane Disselkamp who assisted in many ways (proofreading etc.), the end result arrived from the printer last week. It’s the story of the buildings themselves…the setting for the education of so many who spent some or all of their younger years in this town. Most of the information was gathered from old town reports… the superintendent’s yearly reports were very detailed. Other data was obtained from yearbooks, news articles, building dedication programs etc.


Scattered throughout the text are vintage photos of students attending the various schools. At the back of the book is a photo album with pictures from sports, school organizations, music, elementary student activities and more. Selecting the photos was a difficult task…the museum has hundreds and hundreds of school related photos going back to the 1920’s and a few before that…all donated by people throughout the museum’s 42 year existence. Thank you all who have helped preserve these photos and other artifacts! Millinocket Schoolhouses…A Look Back in Time may be obtained at the museum for $25.00 each or 3 copies for $65.00. Mail orders add $5 SH for one or two copies and $6 for a bundle of 3 copies. For more than 3, contact museum for SH info. Contact MHS thru our new updated website (see contact us page), email MillinocketHistSoc@gmail.com or message on our Facebook page. The new website is up and running. Many thanks to Cathy Thornton Brown for her many hours of work creating this! Included are a slide show of historic photos, timelines of Millinocket and GNP, a museum store page, links to a cemetery database and cemetery photos, contact and member information. Still more to come…it’s a work in progress!


Museum open Thursday, Friday, Saturday Noon-3PM In the Museum Store! ***2022 Calendars, Everybody Loves a Parade! $14.00 each, add $5 each by mail *** Preowned yearbooks - $10.00 each. *** Matted photos, various prices – GNP mill, Little Italy, river drives, Mt. Katahdin. *** DVD’s, Little Italy Part 1 and Part 2 available at the museum ($15 each) or mail order ($15 each). ***Books: “Within Katahdin’s Realm, Log Drives and Sporting Camps” (Bill Geller) $30.00; “Logging Towboats & Boom Jumpers” (Moody) $18.00; “Tanglefoot,” (Edwards) $15.00; “The Nighthawk,” (Edwards) $15.00; “Millinocket” (D. Duplisea) $20.00; “A Little Taste of History” cookbooks - $15.00; both Laverty books, $25 history & $10 architecture; “Our Real World,” (M. Murphy) $15.00; “No Time for Moss (McKeen) $15.00 and several preowned books (out of print) by local authors. *** All items may be mailed – add $5 SH each item. *** For information, groups or appointments, contact Curator Trudy Wyman, 723-5477. *** By mail at Millinocket Historical Society, P. O. Box 11, Facebook or by email at MillinocketHistSoc@gmail.com or trudy18@beeline-online.net


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