Maine

www.visitmaine.com 

 

Auburn

 

    Androscoggin Historical Society

    www.rootsweb.com/~meandrhs/ E-mail:youngcolby@aol.com

    207-784-0586.    County Building 2 Turner Street, 04210.  Open W-F 9-12 & 1-5

    Contains genealogical information, and artifacts of local history. Bird collection, farming tools, Civil War memorabilia.  Court St. door, elevator available

 

Bangor

 

    Fort O'Brien State Historic Site

    www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=61

    207-941-4014.  c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands, 106 Hogan Road, 04401.

    Fort O'Brien (Fort Machias) was built in 1775 and destroyed by the British in the same year. This state historic site is one of few Maine forts active during three wars - the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War.

 

Bingham

 

    The Old Canada Road Historical Society

    www.rootsweb.com/~mecbingh E-mail: oldcanadaroad@yahoo.com

    207-443-5967.  P. O. Box 742,  04920

    Genealogy, Somerset County, Bingham, Moscow, Caratunk, Civil War, Arnold Expedition, Old Canada Road, Moose River, Logging history, Upper Kennebec Valley, Concord, Cemetery listings, Solon, Jackman, The Forks

 

Brunswick

 

    Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum  CWDT

   www.curtislibrary.com E-mail: dasmith@gwi.net

    207-729-6606, Fax: 207-729-6012.  226 Maine Street, 04011

    Past Governor of Maine, President of Bowdoin College, Civil War General and hero of Little Round Top. Artifacts of the Civil War.

 

Dover-Foxcroft

 

    Blacksmith Shop Museum

    E-mail:    dblockwood@hotmail.com

    207-564-8618.  98 Dawes Rd, 04426

    Restored Civil War period shop containing much of the original equipment, including an anvil, bellows, and an ox lifter.

 

Lee

 

    Lee Historical Society & Museum

    207-738-2205, Fax: 207-738-5014.  P.O. Box 224, 04455. 

    Directions: From I-95 exit 5, turn right at the end of Lincoln's Main Street onto Route 6. About 10 miles ahead is the museum in the middle of the town of Lee.

    A time capsule of the Victorian Era lovingly restored and maintained in a three storied Main Street building. Room settings, Civil War history, a carriage house, stuffed animals and genealogies.

 

Norway

 

   Norway Historical Society

   207-743-7377.  232 Main St., 04268.  Open during the summer or by appointment

   Maps, newspapers, civil war items.

 

Peaks Island

 

   Fifth Maine Regiment Center

   fifthmaine.home.att.net,E-mail:  fifthmaine@juno.com

   207-766-3330, Fax: 207-766-3083.  PO Box 41, 04108.  Open weekends June-September and during the week July and August.

   The Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall is a National Register property built by Civil War veterans in 1888. Civil war museum and Peaks Island memorabilia.

 

Phippsburg

 

   Fort Popham State Historic Site

   http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=40

   207-389-1335, Fax: 207-389-9971.  10 Perkin Farm Ln, 04562.  Open Memorial Day to Sept. 30

   Fort Popham is a semi-circular granite fort built in 1861 for use during the Civil War. Modifications were made and the fort used again in the Spanish American War and World War 1.

 

Pittsfield

 

   Pittsfield Historical Society, Depot House Museum

   207-487-3136.  1 Railroad Plaza, 04967.  Open in the summer.

   Wooden building from turn of the 20th century with stained glass, Civil War and railroad memorabilia.

 

Portland

 

   Neal Dow Memorial

   207-773-7773.  714 Congress St., 04102.  Open to tours Monday through Friday, 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

   Late Federal-style mansion of Civil War General Neal Dow. National Historic Landmark.

 

Waterville

 

   Redington Museum & Apothecary, Waterville Historical Society

    www.redingtonmuseum.org E-mail: hsfinnem@colby.edu

   207-872-9439.  6 Silver St. Unit B, 04901

   19th century apothecary, Civil War items, Indian relics, china, and silverware. Library contains local photos, manuscripts and diaries. Building was built in 1814.