An artist paints the crowds at Hermione's visit. Photo by Aaron Paley.

Curator Paige Lilly with volunteers Fran Bos and Mike MarshallThe Castine Historical Society relies on the energy and dedication of dozens of year-round and seasonal volunteers to support our mission, carry out community-based programs, and provide access to our extensive collections and archives. Whether you have a couple of hours a month or a lot of time to dedicate, we encourage you to join us!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serving as docents for seasonal exhibits in the Abbott School exhibition space and staffing the Gift Shop
  • Volunteers Carol Adams and Brooke Tenney work in the Abbott School.Assisting the Curator in organizing and cataloging the collections and responding to research requests
  • Joining the Exhibit Committee in researching and producing seasonal exhibits
  • Leading walking tours of historic Castine
  • Supporting special events, such as House & Garden Tours
  • Documenting current events through photography, audio/video recording and monitoring press articles

For more information on how you can become involved with the Castine Historical Society as a volunteer, call 207-326-4118 or email