Exciting New Exhibit Debuts on Castine’s Hidden History of Ships and Shipping

Unknown artist, Ship J.P. Whitney, watercolor, private collection. The J.P. Whitney was one of 18 full-rigged ships built in Castine during the 19 th century for global maritime trade.
May 6, 2019

In early June, the Castine Historical Society will debut its newest seasonal exhibition, Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish. Visitors to the exhibition may arrive with notions of a romantic seafaring life, but they will instead . . . read more »

2019 Historical Society Internship on the Maine Coast

2016 Intern Sarah LaVenture leads a walking tour on the town common.
March 21, 2019

The Castine Historical Society offers a graduate level internship for a student enrolled in a Master's degree or Ph.D. program in a museum studies, history, public history, archival science or related field. The internship commitment is 30 . . . read more »

Castine History Partners Launches Virtual Tour

Dyce Head Lighthouse
March 12, 2019

Castine is a town rich in historic sites. When visitors wander through town, they might wonder what happened in this building or site. In Castine, just about anything could have happened from a Dutch raid on a . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Opens Downtown Christmas Pop-Up Shop For Small Business Saturday

Nautical ornaments are among the merchandise for sale at the Castine Historical Society’s downtown Castine Pop-Up Shop.
November 16, 2018

Castine, Maine: Castine is a great place for holiday shopping this year, with several new stores opening downtown, along with other businesses hosting pop-up shops. The Castine Historical Society is joining the excitement with their own Christmas . . . read more »

A German Christmas Horn Concert: Remembering Hessians at Fort George

November 7, 2018

To honor the Revolutionary German troops at Fort George, a concert of 18th century horn music will take place at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 69 Main St, Castine on Monday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. The concert . . . read more »

From Land, to Sea – The Castine Historical Society Hosts “Friendraiser” Dinner

September 25, 2018

Castine, Maine: Castine is a community that celebrates its bountiful harvest from land and sea. With that in mind, the Castine Historical Society is hosting a three-course dinner with two wine courses at The Manor Inn at . . . read more »

Fort George Revolutionary War Encampment September 8-9

August 23, 2018

Castine, Maine: During the weekend of September 8-9, Castine’s Revolutionary War fort will come alive with an encampment hosted by Friends of Castine Fortifications and the 74th Highlanders. The encampment will be open for visitors from 9:00 . . . read more »

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

Author Lee Smith
August 10, 2018

The Castine Historical Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Program will be held on Wednesday August 22, at 4 PM. in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine at 86 Court Street in Castine. The meeting is free and open . . . read more »

2018 Historical Society Internship on the Maine Coast

2017 Brittany Goetting leads a walking tour.
February 13, 2018

The Castine Historical Society offers an internship opportunity for a graduate student enrolled in a museum studies, public history, archival science or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. program. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Receives Maine Preservation Honor Award

December 1, 2017

The Castine Historical Society has been recognized for its preservation and restoration of a Greek revival house erected in 1850 by Samuel P. Grindle, a ship carpenter. Maine Preservation’s coveted Honor Award recognizes excellence in historic preservation . . . read more »

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