Title: Back to Pineland
Description: Drive about 20 miles north of Portland, Maine and you’ll arrive at Pineland. It looks like a college campus: brick buildings with stately pillars, surrounded by rolling hills. But Pineland’s exterior doesn’t tell you about its history. It opened in 1908 as Maine School for the Feebleminded as an institution for people with disabilities. Alexa Burke spoke with people who lived and worked at Pineland to learn what life for adults with disabilities looked like in Pineland, and the legacies that remain today.
Locations: New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine and Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine
More info here: https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/25648
Image Credit: Collections of New Gloucester Historical Society.