Links to Maine history, archaeology and tool
museums and information sources

Abbe Museum: See the Native American links.

Acadian Archives / Archives acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent: 25 Pleasant Street, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME 04743, (207) 834-7535.

Ambejejus Lake Boom House

Ashland Logging Museum: Garfield Rd. Ashland, ME 04732, (207) 435-6679.

Bangor Museum and Center for History: 159 Union Street, Bangor, Maine 04401, 207 942-5766.

Bar Harbor Historical Society: Bar Harbor, ME 04609, 207 288-0000.

Bath Historical Society: Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, ME 04530-2632, 207 443-5141.

Baxter Museum: 67 South St. Gorham, Maine 04038, Please call Linda Frinsko at 207 839-3878.

Beals Historical Society: P.O. Box 280, Beals, ME 04611-0280.

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library: 4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538, (207) 633-3112.

Brick Store Museum: 105 Main St., Kennebunk, ME 04043, (207) 985-4802.

Bryant Stove Museum: Bryant Stove & Music Inc., 27 Stovepipe Alley, Thorndike, ME 04986, (207) 568-3665. Camden Public Library: 55 Main Street, Camden, Maine 04843, (207) 236-3440.

If you are interested in genealogy, check out this site's listing of genealogical titles for sale.  Noon - 5 daily.

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. 25 Mill St., Rockport, ME  04856. 207-594-5611.

Chronology of Historical Events in Maine, 986-1920
  • This chronology is posted on the web at the Waterboro Public Library home page.
  • Clark Barn Restoration Project

    Cole Land Transportation Museum: 405 Perry Road Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 990-3600.

    The Devereaux Cove Project and the Penobscot Expedition of 1779

    Dixfield Historical Society: PO Box 182, 63 Main St., Dixfield, ME 04224.

    DoHistory.org: "A site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Our case study: Martha Ballard."

    EarlyMaine.org: Listing of links on Maine Archaeology and Genealogy including a discussion board and chat room.

    Fine Tool Journal: Antique & Collectible Tools, Inc., 27 Fickett Rd., Pownal, ME 04069.

    Fort Kent Historical Site: Off Route 1, Fort Kent, ME 04743, 207 941-4014.

    Frenchboro Historical Society: Long Island, Frenchboro, ME, 207 334-2932.

    Friends of Colonial Pemaquid: PO Box 304, New Harbor, ME 04554.

    Friendship Museum: PO Box 2261, Martin Point Rd., Friendship, ME 04547.

    Great Cranberry Island Historical Museum: PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625, 207 244-7358.

    Great Harbor Maritime Museum: Northeast Harbor, ME 04662, 207 276-5262.

    Historic Liberty: A site with other Liberty, Maine attractions.

    HOME the Story of Maine: A Timeline of Maine History
    (We have experienced problems with MPBC changing this link, if it is not working, go to http://www.MBP.org, then to their TV section and search for "the story of Maine.")

    Hudson Museum: See the Native American links.

    ImagineMaine

    Isleford Historical Museum: Little Cranberry Island, ME, 207 288-3338.

    Islesford Historical Society: Islesford, ME , 207 244-7893.

    Jonathan Fisher House: 44 Mines Road Blue Hill, Maine 04614, mailus@jonathanfisherhouse.org

    Kingfield Historical Society: PO Box 238, High St., Kingfield, ME 04947, 207 265-4032.

    L.C. Bates Museum: Rt. 201, Hinckley, ME 04944, 207 238-4250, lcbates@gwh.org.

    Liberty and Montville Community website: Local town information.

    Maine Archaeology Society: The Maine Archaeological Society, Inc., P.O. Box 982, Augusta, ME 04332-0982, (207) 287-2132.

    Maine Archives & Museums: 60 Community Dr., Augusta, ME 04330.

    Maine Discovery Museum: 74 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 262-7200.

    Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Leonard's Mills: Route 178, Bradley, ME 04411, (207) 581-2871.

    Maine Folklife Center & The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History: 5773 South Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5773, (207) 581-1891.

    Maine Historical Society: 485 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101-3498, (207) 774-1822. Maine Historical Societies: This website provides a search to find historical societies by state.

    Maine Historic Preservation Commission: 55 Capitol Street, State House Station 65, Augusta, ME 04333-0065, (207) 287-2132.

    Maine History Resources: Over 100 links to Websites about Maine history provided by the Waterboro Public Library.

    Maine Humanities Council: 371 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101, (207) 773-5051.

    Maine Maritime Museum: 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530, (207) 443-1316 Maritime@bathmaine.com. 9:30 - 5 daily.

    Maine Memory Network: Maine Historical Society, 485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101, (207) 774-1822 x216, admin@mainememory.net. Maine Preservation: PO Box 1198, 500 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101, (207) 775-3653. Maine Quarry Preservation Maine State Archives:  These contain valuable records of State Government. Maine State Museum: 83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0083, (207) 287-6740.

    Maine Watercraft Museum: 4 Knox Street Landing, Thomaston, Maine 04861, (207) 354-0444.

    Maine's First Ship: PO Box 358, Phippsburg, ME 04562-0358, (207) 389-2990.

    Monhegan Historical & Cultural Museum Association and Monhegan Island Light: Monhegan Island, Maine 04852

    Montpelier - General Henry Knox Museum: PO Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861, 207 354-8062, genknox@midcoast.com.

    Moosehead Historical Society: Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House & Museum, PO Box 1116, Greenville, ME 04441, 207 695-2909, history@moosehead.net.

    Moosehead Marine Museum: PO Box 1151, Greenville, ME 04441, 207 695-3390.

    Mortise & Tenon Magazine: Sedgwick, ME

    Mt. Desert Island Historical Society: Sound School House & Somesville Museum, PO Box 653, Mt. Desert, ME 04660, (207) 244-5045.

    Natural History Museum: College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609, (207) 288-5395, museum@ecology.coa.edu.

    New England Archaeology Institute: 14 Main Street, Suite 210, Brunswick, Maine 04011, 207-725-8402, Fax 207-725-6794.

    New England Museum of Telephony: 166 Winkumpaugh Rd., PO Box 1377, Ellsworth, ME 04605, (207) 667-9491.

    Norlands Living History Center:290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME  04253, (207) 897-4366, fax (207) 897-4963. Old Fort Western: 16 Cony Street, Augusta, Maine 04330, (207) 626-2385. Osher Map Library:This library, map collection and exhibit is maintained at the Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

    Owls Head Transportation Museum: Post Office Box 277, Route 73, Owls Head, ME 04854, 207-594-4418, Fax: 207-594-4410.

    Page Farm & Home Museum: University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5787, (207) 581-4100. Patten Lumbermen's Museum: PO Box 300, Shin Pond Rd. Patten, Maine 04765, (207) 528-2650.

    Pejepscot Historical Society: 159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011, 207-729-6606.

    Penobscot Marine Museum: Church Street at US Route 1, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, Maine 04974-0498, (207) 548-2529 (fax) (207) 548-2520.
    Penobscot Bay History Online (by the Penobscot Marine Museum)

    Portland Harbor Museum: Southern Maine Technical College Fort Road, South Portland, ME, (207) 799-6337  Fax: (207) 799-3862.

    Postcards from Liberty: a site by Matt Wheeler devoted to antique images of the Liberty/Montville (Davistown) area.

    Maine Quarrying Industry Museum: Rocky Coast Rock Shop, PO Box 621, 70 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mt. Desert, ME 04660, 207-244-0175 or 1-800-270-6388.

    Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum: Box 154, Rangeley, ME 04970 (207) 864-3939.

    Ricker Blacksmith Shop: Cherryfield, ME.

    Riversong Housewright: (802) 272-7252

    Rockport-Camden Historical Society: at the Conway House Historical Museum, located on Rt. 1, Elm St., Box 747, Rockport, ME, 04856, 207-236-2257.

    The Ruggles House: RR1 Box 120, Columbia Falls, Maine 04623, (207) 483-4637 (summers), (207) 546-7903 (winters).

    Rumford Area Historical Society: Munincipal Building, Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276, 207 364-4067.

    Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: Shaker Museum, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260, (207) 926-4597.

    Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad: SR&RL, P.O. Box B, Phillips, ME 04966. President@srrl-rr.org

    Seashore Trolley Museum: Post Office Box A, 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, (207) 967-2712.

    Shaw & Tenney, Inc.: P.O. Box 213 (20 Water Street), Orono, Maine 04473, 207-866-4867.

    Stanley Museum: School Street, PO Box 77, Kingfield, Maine 04947, (207) 265-2729.

    Stockholm Historical Society: 280 Main St., Stockholm, ME 04783, 207 896-5759.

    Skowhegan History House

    Swans Island Lobster & Marine Museum: Swan's Island, ME , 207 526-4423.

    Tate House: P.O. Box 8800, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, ME 04104, 207 774-6177.

    University of Maine, Fogler Library, Special Collections Department: Orono ME 04469, (207) 581-1688. Waldo County: History and genealogy information compiled by a volunteer group.

    Wayne Historical Society: Wayne Historical Society, PO Box 243, Wayne, ME 04284.

    Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving: PO Box 254, Herrick Rd., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, 207 244-7555, gilleymu@acadia.net.

    Wilhelm Reich Museum: Orgonon - Dodge Pond Road, P.O. Box 687, Rangeley, ME 04970, (207) 864-3443.

    Willowbrook at Newfield: P. O. Box 28, 68 Elm Street, Newfield, Maine 04056, (207) 793-2784.

    The Wilson Museum: 107 Perkins St., Castine, ME 04421,  (207) 326-9247.

    Wiscasset Public Library: 21 High Street, Wiscasset ME 04578, (207) 882-7161.

    Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum: Sheepscot Station, Alna, ME 04535.

    Woodlawn Museum, The Black House: PO Box 1478, Surry Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605, 207 667-8671.

    Yarmouth Historical Society: PO Box 107, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, ME 04096-0107, 207 846-6259, yarmouth-history@inetmail.att.net.