The Castine Historical Society, located in the Abbott School on the town common, is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as a window on Castine's extraordinary past. Our permanent and summer exhibitions, lectures, art shows and sale, occasional house and garden tours and historic reenactments would not occur without the energy and dedication of our many volunteers and members.
Our collections include a wide variety of photographs, documents, artifacts, maps, essays, research notes, books, publications and paintings documenting the historical development of Castine and the surrounding area. The collections are available for research throughout the year. Please contact the curator for an appointment.
The Castine Historical Society Collections Committee welcomes the donation of artifacts, historical records and memorabilia related to Castine and the surrounding area in support of our mission to illuminate the rich history of the Castine Bagaduce River area.