Board President Ellen BenjaminAs the president of the Castine Historical Society, I welcome you to our website. It is fitting that the village of Castine with its unique and colorful history has a vibrant historical society. One cannot live in Castine without being intrigued by the town’s rich and multifaceted history. The Castine Historical Society is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers with strong leadership skills who have guided the growth and expansion of our archival collection over the years and helped us become a valuable resource for the entire Bagaduce area. As we move forward, we at the Castine Historical Society are excited by the challenge of preserving the rich heritage of the beautiful coastal town that is Castine.

Please put Castine on your list of destinations when planning a trip to Maine. I am not only confident that you will find your visit worthwhile but also am certain that a stop at the Castine Historical Society is the perfect place for an introduction to the history of our village.

Ellen Benjamin
Nashua, NH and
Castine, ME

Vice President
George Hatch
Wenham, MA

Howard Lowell
S. Thomaston, ME

Susan C. Hatch
Castine, Maine

Alice Alston
Castine, ME

Richard M. Ames
Kiawah Island, SC

William Buchanan
New Canaan, Connecticut
and Castine, Maine

Mary Dearborn
New York, NY

Kelly Gualtieri
Castine, ME

Lisa Haugen
Castine, Maine

John Mitchell
Scarborough, ME and
Castine, ME

Marc Pelletier
Castine, ME

President Emeritus
James M. Day
Castine, Maine

Honorary Directors
David K. Adams
Lynne Dearborn
Sara F. Foote
Ann Miller
John Parish
Robert B. Rettig
Ruth Scheer