Local History


Nearly every village in our region has a historical society rich with genealogy information, historical artifacts and information about the cultural heritage of each specific township.

Abbot Historical Society (located at Monument Square)
Beverly Bridge, President
PO Box 105
Abbot, ME 04406
(207) 876-3669
Hours of operation: Open Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to September 1.

Barnard Historical Society
Contact: David Dow
166 Barnard Road
Barnard Township, ME 04414
(207) 965-8101
Hours by appointment only.

Blanchard Preservation Society
Contact: Susan Ramsey, President
22 Gully Brook Road
Blanchard, 04406
(207) 997-3706
Website: www.blanchardpreservationsociety.org
E-mail: susanramsey@gwi.net

Brownville Historical Society
Parish House Museum
72 Church Street, PO Box 750
Brownville, ME 04414
Curator: Carol Horne, 965-2313
Secretary: Grace Leeman, 965-8584
Hours of operation: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through September.

Dexter Historical Society
PO Box 481
Dexter, ME 04930
(207) 924-5721
E-mail: info@DexterHistoricalSociety.com
Website: www.DexterHistoricalSociety.com
Hours of Operation:

Abbott Museum and Abbott Mill Gift Shop – Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May through December, then reduced hours on Friday, Saturday and by appointment after Christmas through April.

Grist Mill Museum – Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 1 to 4 p.m., June through the end of September.

Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society
Contact: Mary Annis, President
28 Orchard Road
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
(207) 564-0820
Hours of operation:

The Observer Building – Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and by appointment, summers only.

The Blacksmith Shop Museum – Open from May through October, “usually daily.”

Guilford Historical Society (corner of North Main Street and School Street)
PO Box 893
Guilford, Maine 04443
Contacts: Joyce Cookson, President
Cindy Woodworth, Secretary/Treasurer
Nena Schultz, Curator 876-4501
email: white174@localnet.com
Hours of operation: Wednesdays – 6-8 PM, closed for winter months, or by appointment

Milo Historical Society (located at 12 High Street)
Contact Allen Monroe
23 Park Street
Milo, Maine 04463
(207) 943-2268
E-mail: amonroeart@myfairpoint.net
Curator Gwen Bradeen
(207) 943-2369
Hours of operation: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m., summers only.

Monson Historical Society
Contact Estella Bennett
PO Box 173
Guilford, ME 04443
(207) 876-3073
Hours of operation: Wednesday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June, July and August. Gift Shop is open the second and third Saturdays of December, and they open for the Annual Snow Roller Day, which is usually held in late February/early March.

Moosehead Historical Society
PO Box 1116
Greenville, ME 04441
(207) 695-2909
Website: www.mooseheadhistory.org
E-mail: mooseheadhistory@verizon.net
Contact: Candy Russell, Director
Hours of operation: Wednesdays through Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., June through September.

Sangerville Historical Society
Old Mill House Museum
PO Box 284
Sangerville, ME 04479
Contact: Diana Bowley, President
(207) 876-4579
Contact: Shirley Drew, Treasurer
(207) 876-3022
Hours by appointment only.

Sebec Historical Society
Kristi McLeod, President
97 Tower Road
Sebec, Maine 04481
(207) 564-8645
Additional Contact: Betty Ellis, 564-8338
Hours of operation: Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m., in July and August, and open by appointment at other times.