Thursday, August 24, 4 p.m.

The Castine Historical Society’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Program will be held on Thursday August 24, at 4 p.m. at The Castine Inn, 33 Main Street. The meeting is free and open to the public. Due to space constraints the in-person portion of the event is limited to 60 people. If unable to attend in person, watch the event live on our YouTube Channel. Click on the link below to watch the event live.

Watch the Event Live on YouTube

The program begins with a brief business meeting. During this time attendees can learn more about the Historical Society’s yearly work in the area of exhibits, collection acquisitions, care of the buildings, fundraising, and finances.

Following the business meeting, staff will give a show and tell of new donations to the permanent collection. The event ends with a social hour.

2023 New Board Member Election

This year we are offering both in-person, mail-in, or call-in voting options for current CHS members wishing to vote on the new board slate. Postcards will be mailed on July 21st with voting instructions for those who will not be present at the Annual Meeting. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than Friday, August 25th. If you do not receive your postcard ballot please email us at or call us at 207-326-4118. You may also call in your vote to the CHS offices at 207-326-4118 prior to Thursday, August 24th at noon. We are here to help!

The 2023 election includes three items. Please see each section below for information.

  1. Approve the 2023 new Board of Directors slate
  2. Approve the second term for two current board members
  3. Ratify the 2022 Annual Meeting minutes

As per the CHS Bylaws, three individuals have been nominated by the CHS Board of Directors to serve a three-year term. Below are their photographs. To read their bios, please click on the photos.

As per the CHS Bylaws, two current board members are being nominated for a second term. Please click on their names to read their bios.

John Mitchell
Marc Pelletier

John Mitchell, Castine

John spent 20 years in the jewelry industry in both retail (12 years) and manufacturing (8 years). His main areas of responsibilities were in purchasing raw materials for manufacturing and buying and managing finished goods for retail operations. He left the jewelry industry to own and operate his own small business, which was a screen printing, promotional products, and graphic design business. They operated for 20 years in Maine and New Hampshire when he sold the business and retired in 2011. His family has been “summer folk” home owners for 64 years. He and his wife, Maggie, split their time between Castine (May – Nov.) and Scarborough (Nov. – May). He serves as Treasurer on the Board, Chair of the Finance Committee and is a volunteer docent in the Abbott School.

Marc Pelletier, Castine

He has been coming to Castine for several years with his wife Penny Carlhian, and in 2016 made the decision to buy a summer home on Green Street; they have recently chosen to live here full-time. Marc has built and designed many projects, from early days on Martha’s Vineyard to Boston and beyond, utilizing carpentry skills and his architectural education. An alumnus of the Boston Architectural College, he also served as a trustee for several years, and was Chair of the Board during a particularly challenging period in the college’s history. He was President of the Boston chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services and was a charter member of the board of Professional Women in Construction (Connecticut chapter). Marc serves as the Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

2022 Annual Meeting Minutes Ratification

2022 Minutes are here.