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Bangor Has History Project Down to a Science

For its participation in the Maine Community Heritage Project last year, Bangor assembled a team worthy for a Queen City. The team consisted of three schools (two middle schools and the high school) instead of the required one, and both … Continue reading

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MCHP Lives On!

In more ways than one. First, the big news from MHS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the funder of the Maine Community Heritage Project, recently awarded Maine Historical Society another three-year National Leadership Grant to greatly expand upon … Continue reading

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Bangor’s Festivities Fit for a Queen (City)

Four charming tables set with flowers, lemonade, iced tea, fruit kabobs, and platters upon platters of tasty pastries were the visual complement to a highly-polished MCHP presentation by the Bangor team Wednesday night in Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium. But … Continue reading

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Bangor Daily News Profiles Four MCHP Teams

This week–from Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14–four Maine Community Heritage Project teams will be featured in lavish full-color, full-page spreads in the Bangor Daily News. The project is part of Newspapers in Education–a 40-year-old effort to introduce newspapers … Continue reading

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Beyond the Brady Gang

When Cohen Middle School teacher’s Ron Bilancia’s first group of 2009-2010 7th grade Maine Studies students chose the “Brady Gang” — notorious bank robbers gunned down in Bangor on Columbus Day in 1937 — as the school’s MCHP topic for … Continue reading

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Guilford’s Serendipitous Session with Senator Snowe

March went out with a bang for Maine Community Heritage Project students at Piscataquis Community Middle School in Guilford. On Wednesday, March 31, teacher Rex Webb’s three 8th grade Social Studies classes were at the Bangor Daily News to work … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Over at Cohen Middle School…

Just yesterday, I posted a story about Bangor’s James F. Doughty Middle School’s focus on the 1940s for its MCHP exhibit. Scroll back a few years, and you’ll hit the era being studied at Bangor’s other bastion of early teenhood–the … Continue reading

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