March 13th, 2024

Castine, Maine: The Castine Historical Society invites the public to its free annual Open House Reception on Saturday, June 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  This early evening reception is a great way to view the Historical Society’s 2024 exhibits including  A History of Castine in 40 Objects. The event is also a good chance to meet old and new friends and enjoy light refreshments. No reservations are required to attend.

The Castine Historical Society makes Castine history accessible, relevant, and inspiring to all. The Historical Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as lectures, educational events, and town walking tours. Exhibits are on display in the Abbott School gallery at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library are located at 13 School Street, Castine.

The Historical Society exhibits are free and open from June 10 – September 2, Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 6 – October 14, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10 – 4; Sunday, 1-4. Free one-hour walking tours of Castine are offered Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 10:00 beginning June 22. For further information about exhibits, events, and the Historical Society visit, call 207-326-4118, or email