Castine Historical Society Welcomes New Board Members

The Castine Historical Society's Abbott School and Grindle House. Photo by Loi Thai.
August 26, 2020

Like many organizations, the Castine Historical Society did not host an in-person Annual Meeting this year. This did not stop the membership of the Historical Society from voting to elect new members of the Board of Directors. . . . read more »

The Castine in a Bag Raffle helps support local businesses and the Castine Historical Society

A sampling of the items available in the raffle.
August 11, 2020

Who wouldn’t want to get a little bit of Castine in a Bag? Since the traditional fundraisers for the Historical Society were postponed this year, the Historical Society is looking for new unique ways to support the . . . read more »

The Castine Historical Society will offer Castine Uncovered Town Common Tours

View of the Town Common. Photo by Loi Thai.
August 4, 2020

The Castine Historical Society is offering a new tour option for residents and visitors to Castine.  Starting August 8, the staff and volunteers of the Historical Society will offer a unique way to tour and learn about . . . read more »

Mystery Backyard Picnics in Castine

July 7, 2020

The Castine Historical Society has come up with a unique new fundraiser for the 2020 season. Buy a mystery picnic pass to one of several exceptional Castine private backyard settings where you will have the view all . . . read more »

Castine Historical Society Announces Plans for 2020 Season

Curator Paige Lilly leads a walking tour around Castine.
June 24, 2020

Castine: The Castine Historical Society is offering residents and visitors to this quintessential Maine coastal village a new way of learning about Castine’s multi-layered history. Starting July 8, the staff and volunteers of the Historical Society will . . . read more »

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

Joins us at our 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 »

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