Castine Historical Society Announces Community-Wide Project:The Castine Covid-19 Collection

An excerpt from the 1918 annual meeting minutes of what is now the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine referencing the quarantine in place due to the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. The record book is part of the UUCC Archives in the Castine Historical Society collection.
April 9, 2020

Are you living in Castine as either a full-time or summer resident? Will you help build an archive of local history during this world-wide pandemic?  The Castine Historical Society is creating the Castine COVID-19 Collection to document the novel coronavirus . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society POSTPONES 2020 House and Garden Tour

One of the beautiful homes in Castine. Photo by Loi Thai.
April 6, 2020

Castine, Maine March 26, 2020 – The Castine Historical Society has announced that it is postponing the Castine House and Garden Tour originally scheduled for July 23, 2020 until July 2021. The decision was made to ensure . . . read more »

2020 Historical Society Archives and Public History Internship

2016 Intern Sarah LaVenture leads a walking tour on the town common.
February 8, 2020

Update: The internship is a go at this time and applications are welcome through March 24. We plan to conclude the hiring process in mid April. If by May 1st travel and relocation is still unsafe, we . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Hosts Lecture on the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Ann Luther
December 6, 2019

Photo:  Ann Luther of the League of Women Voters of Maine will give a presentation on women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment. Castine, Maine: On Thursday, January 9 at 2:30 p.m. the Castine Historical Society will host . . . read more »

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

Nautical ornaments are among the merchandise for sale at the Castine Historical Society’s downtown Castine Pop-Up Shop.
November 27, 2019

Castine, Maine: Castine is a great place for holiday shopping this year with vibrant and varied stores  downtown. The Castine Historical Society is joining the excitement with their own Holiday Pop-Up Shop located in Compass Rose Books . . . read more »

A Fall Harvest Dinner – The Castine Historical Society Hosts “Friendraiser” Dinner

September 17, 2019

The leaves are beginning to change in Castine, a town known for its beautiful coastal scenery and magnificent historic homes. To celebrate the season, the Castine Historical Society is hosting a Fall Harvest Dinner. The evening will . . . read more »

Castine Exhibit Talk Explores History of Fish and Ships

Curator Paige Lilly leads an exhibit talk about Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish
August 19, 2019

Castine, Maine: Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a free behind-the-scenes exhibit talk to be held at the Abbott School gallery, 17 School Street, Castine. The program delves into the . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Talk Open to All

Christopher Timm, Curator of Exhibits for the Maine Maritime Museum
August 6, 2019

Castine, Maine: The Castine Historical Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Program will be held on Thursday August 22, at 4 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine at 86 Court Street in Castine. The meeting is . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Received Grants to Paint Historic Abbott School

Castine’s Abbott School painting project completed
August 5, 2019

Castine, Maine: The Castine Historical Society is the caretaker of two historic buildings on Castine’s Town Common. The Abbott School is one of those buildings. The school, which the Society bought in 1994, houses the Society’s permanent . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Presents Lecture on the Importance of the Cotton Trade in Maritime Castine

Speaker Stephen J. Hornsby
July 24, 2019

Castine, Maine: Join the Castine Historical Society on Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm for a talk entitled “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade.” Guest speaker, Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby, will focus on the importance . . . read more »

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