Education – it’s one of the key aspects of what we do at the Castine Historical Society. Thanks to your yearly membership support and donations to the Annual Appeal, you help us fulfill our mission to educate young and old about Castine’s unique history.
Generous gifts to last year’s Annual Appeal helped us raise $35,000. Thanks to these donations, this year we debuted two important educational projects that demonstrate the Historical Society’s commitment to cultivating curiosity about our past to foster a more inclusive, empathetic, and informed community.
We launched an innovative, hands-on history project: The Castine Occupations Curriculum for the Adams School 3rd/4th grade. Students conducted research in the Historical Society’s archives and explored our town with occupation walking tours. The curriculum culminated with students writing and illustrating biographies about actual Castine men and women and their occupations.
These gifts also helped fund an ambitious educational series called “Hidden Legacies: Uncovering Castine’s African American History.” During the series, we presented seven in-person and live-streamed lectures and a walking tour on Castine’s African American history.
We hope you will help us continue this important work through your tax-deductible gift to the 2023 Annual Appeal. You will allow us to enrich our community through new levels of innovation, education, and community service by supporting the costs of essential projects including:
• Researching, designing, and constructing next year’s exhibit,
“The History of Castine in 30 Objects.”
• Planning a new curriculum project with the Adams School.
• Serving the community through free admission and educational programs.
• Preserving two historic buildings on the Town Common—
the Abbott School and the Grindle House.
Please join us by giving generously to the 2023 Annual Appeal.