Captain Richard F. Miller of Maine Maritime Academy will speak at the Castine Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

August 5, 2021

The Castine Historical Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Program will be held via Zoom on Thursday August 19, at 4 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public but pre-reservation is required.  To make a . . . read more »

Maine Sea Shanty Concert – Songs of Sea, Ships, and Sailors

July 29, 2021

**This concert has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, August 10 at 6 PM!** The Castine Historical Society will host a free evening celebrating Maine’s rich tradition of seafaring songs and shanties with the musical group Castlebay. The outdoor . . . read more »

Maritime Maine Lecture with Historian Lincoln Paine

Deborah Pulliam Speaker Lincoln Paine
June 29, 2021

The Castine Historical Society will host Lincoln Paine, noted maritime historian, author, editor, and curator for the 12th Annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture on July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Paine’s lecture via Zoom will be on . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society 2021 Internship

June 25, 2021

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous long-time summer resident family, the Castine Historical Society is again hosting a summer intern. Students enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in museum studies, history, public history, or . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Hosts Zoom Lecture on the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Maine

Event speaker Anne Gass
April 14, 2021

The Castine Historical Society is hosting the first in a series of Zoom talks during the 2021 season on Thursday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The speaker will be Anne Gass whose talk, “Voting Down the Rose: Maine’s Fight . . . read more »

Growing Up in Castine in Their Own Words: Castine Historical Society Debuts Stories of Christmases Past in Castine

Some of the attendees of the "Castine In-Cider" Zoom event.
February 12, 2021

The Castine Historical Society’s mission is to preserve Castine’s history for the future. Since the Historical Society did not open its exhibits last year, the staff looked for new ways to present Castine’s history for locals and . . . read more »

The Castine Historical Society Hosts Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Compass Rose Books

November 20, 2020

Castine is a great place for holiday shopping this year with vibrant and varied stores downtown and a Shop Local Castine Contest. The Castine Historical Society is joining the excitement with their own Holiday Pop-Up Shop located . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Seeks Guest Curator

October 15, 2020

The Castine Historical Society is seeking a qualified art historian with proven experience to curate and design an exhibition focusing on the Clark Fitz-Gerald archives, along with some borrowed sculpture from community members and Maine museums. In . . . read more »

Town Managers in Their Own Words: Castine Historical Society debuts living histories of four Castine town managers

September 21, 2020

The Castine Historical Society is a place where volunteers can support the institution’s mission while pursuing their own historical interests.  For example, thanks to a group of energetic volunteers, the Historical Society preserves an important series of . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Elects Two Honorary Directors

The Castine Historical Society's Abbott School and Grindle House. Photo by Loi Thai.
September 8, 2020

The Castine Historical Society is pleased to announce the election of two new Honorary Directors, Lynne Dearborn and Ruth Scheer, in recognition of their combined 41 years of outstanding board service. Honorary Directors are former board members . . . read more »

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