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Sesquicentennial for Schools Project

As part of Maine’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, the State Archivist is available to visit your school to talk with students about the impact that Maine had on the Civil War and the impact that the Civil War had on Maine.  The presentation brings the topic to a local level, with accounts of people in your town or neighboring towns who contributed to or participated in the war efforts.

The program is free and is tailored 100% for your school.  The presentation can be planned to suit any grade-level (5-12) and group size.  Additionally, any specific topic your class has been studying may be incorporated into the presentation. 

The Maine State Archives holds the most extensive collection of Civil War documents in the nation, including photographs of thousands of Maine soldiers, muster rolls, battlefield reports, official papers, and correspondence on everything from education to health care, welfare to warfare, business to politics, and gossip to government administration. 

Registration Form (doc) (pdf version)

If you are interested in scheduling a visit please fill-out the registration form and return it to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Attn:  Melissa Couture
148 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0148
Fax: (207) 287-8598
Participating Schools
Schools that have participated in the program:
  • Ames Elementary School
  • Buckfield Middle School
  • Clinton Elementary School
  • Damariscotta Montessori School
  • Edna Drinkwater Elementary School
  • Great Falls Elementary School
  • Great Salt Bay Community School
  • Greene Central School
  • Jordan-Small Middle School
  • Massabesic High School
  • Mattanawcook Jr. High School
  • Medomak Middle School
  • Monmouth Academy
  • Narragansett School
  • Oak Hill Middle School
  • Piscataquis Community Elementary School
  • Princeton Elementary
  • Sacopee Valley Middle School
  • Sebago Elementary School
  • TWK Dirigo Middle School
  • Washburn District Elementary School
  • Wells Junior High School
  • Whitefield Elementary School
  • Williams S. Cohen School
  • Winthrop Grade School
  • Wiscasset Middle School
  • York Middle School
Press Releases
State Archivist, David Cheever Speaks at Monmouth Academy
State Archivist, David Cheever Speaks at TWK Dirigo Middle School
State Archivist, David Cheever Speaks at Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High School
State Archivist, David Cheever Speaks at Greene Central School
State Archivist, David Cheever Speaks at the William S. Cohen School
State Archivist, David Cheever to speak at Medomak Middle School