Everyone is welcome at the Castine Historical Society’s Annual Meeting!

Christopher Timm, Curator of Exhibits for the Maine Maritime Museum

Our Annual Meeting and program will happen on Thursday, August 22 at 4:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 86 Court St, Castine.

After a brief meeting, Christopher Timm, Curator of Exhibits for the Maine Maritime Museum, will give an illustrated talk called “Maine and the Caribbean: A Plantation? A Paradise?” Mr. Timm will discuss how Mainers have long traded with, fought over, and traveled to the Caribbean. He will look at how has our view of the region changed over time, and what was the role of Maine’s ships and mariners? And with cheap air travel, is it true that we have never been “closer” to the Caribbean? Following the talk light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

This program is held in the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 86 Court St, Castine.

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Castine Historian Lynn Parsons speaks at a meeting in the Mitchell Room

Each year, the Castine Historical Society holds its Annual Meeting and Program in August.  After a brief business meeting, a guest speaker will give a short talk.  The meeting is open to the public as well as members of the Castine Historical Society, and anyone who has an interest in the Society is encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Lee Smith, writer and Castine summer resident
  • Lynn Parsons, Castine Historian
  • Peter Davis, Castine resident and award winning author and filmmaker
  • Gail Caskey Winkler, specialist in the documentation and recreation of historic interiors