The Central Kennebec Heritage Council invites you to visit the following member sites and attend their EVENTS.
Town History and Victorian Culture
History House Museum
42 High Street, Fairfield, ME 04937,
Tel - (207) 453-2997
The Fairfield History House was built in 1894 as the residence of John Cotton, owner of the White Mountain Refrigerator Company. The museum collection indicates the living conditions of Victorian Fairfield. It houses a research archive and a genealogical collection. Special exhibits are on display in the 19th Century barn.
|L. C. Bates Museum||The L. C.
Good Will-Hinckley School, Rte 2091. Hinckley, ME,
Tel - (207) 238-4250
The L C Bates Museum is an early 20th Century natural history and cultural museum located on the campus of the Good Will-Hinckley School. Exhibits include Maine natural history, Americana, art, archaeology, ethnology, marine life, minerals, and more. The museum offers walking trails and the W. P. Hinckley Aboretum.
Oakland History and Heritage
Area Historical Society and Macartney House Museum
25 Main St, Oakland, ME 04963,
Tel - (207) 465-7549
Built around 1815, the Macartney House is one of the oldest houses in Oakland. The building is named for its primary occupants, the William Macartney family, and is substantially as it was built. It houses Victorian period furnishings, costume displays as well as vintage photographs and tool collections.
Maine and American Political History
Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976,
Tel - (207) 474-7133
Built in 1982 as an addition to Senator Smith's home, the Margaret Chase Smith Library serves as a congressional archive, museum, educational facility, and public policy center devoted to preserving the legacy of Senator Margaret Chase Smith.
Town History and Genealogy
Historical Society Museum
Route 2, Norridgewock, Maine, 04957,
Tel - (207) 634-5032
Built in 1838 as a Female Academy to educate the daughters of wealthy citizens, the Norridgewock Historical Society Museum features a Victorian parlor, costumes, work of local artists and photographers, a school room , and other local artifacts.
|Sidney Historical Society
Town History and Genealogy
House Museum and Research Center
Local History and Culture
Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center
66 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976,
Tel - (207) 474-6632
and on Facebook
The Skowhegan History House is a
museum of local history and is furnished as an 1800's household.
The house was built by Aaron Spear, a blacksmith, on the banks of
the Kennebec River on the site of the former Philbrick Pottery.
The museum also houses a research and genealogy archives.
Local History and Culture
Skowhegan History House Museum
40 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976,
Tel - (207) 474-6632
The Skowhegan History House is a museum of local history and is furnished as an 1800's household. The house was built by Aaron Spear, a blacksmith, on the banks of the Kennebec River on the site of the former Philbrick Pottery. The museum also houses a research and genealogy archives.
|Taconnett Falls Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society, Waterville/Winslow||Taconnett
Falls Genealogy Library
10 Lithgow Street
Winslow, ME 04901
library building, which was built in 1926, once housed the Winslow
Public Library. It has an extensive collection of books and
paper files on the genealogy of Maine as well has an excellent
collection of New England and French Canadian material.
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00
|Vassalboro Historical Society Museum||Rte 32,
|2nd Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00; also Jul 27, Oct 12, Oct 13, 10:00 - 4:00|
Other Links - Historical and Genealogical Organizations in our area which share our interests
|ORGANIZATION||ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE||WEBSITE OR OTHER INFORMATION|
|Old Fort Western||16 Cony St,
|Windsor Historical Museum||Windsor
Fairgrounds, Rte 32, Windsor
|Open during the Windsor Fair or by appointment for school groups only.|
|Redington Museum||64 Silver
|Reuben Colburn House||Arnold Rd,
|Kennebec Historical Society||107
Winthrop St, Augusta
|Cyndi's List||http://www.cyndislist.com/me-local.htm||Hundreds of links to Maine resources on the Internet|
|Maine Archives Interactive||www.informe.org/sos_archives/||Online searchable databases.|
|Maine Memory Network||www.mainememory.net/||Statewide database of historical source documents contributed by Maine's historical organizations.|
|Maine Archives and Museums||www.mainemuseums.org/||Organization with over 300 members including archives, museums, libraries and historic societies indexed in the interactive directory.|
|The Center for Maine History||www.mainehistory.org/about.html||From the Maine Historical Society|
|Maine Historical Society||www.mainehistory.org/||Houses the Maine Historical Society Research Library, the Maine History Gallery, and the historic Wadsworth-Longfellow House.|
|Maine Old Cemetery Association||www.moca-me.org|
|New England Historic Genealogical Society||http://www.newenglandancestors.org/||"His-Gen" is the oldest and one of the largest genealogical and historical societies in the US.|
|Maine Genealogical Society||https://sites.rootsweb.com/~megs/index.htm||The
Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) is a non-profit charitable and
educational organization. It was founded in 1976 to collect,
exchange, preserve, and publish genealogical records, related
documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest
and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of
Local chapters are located in all parts of the state.
|Greater Portland Chapter, Cape Elizabeth||sites.rootsweb.com/~megpcmgs/|
|Hancock County Genealogical Society, Ellsworth||ellsworthme.org/hcgs/|
|Pejepscot Genealogy Society, Brunswick||sites.rootsweb.com/~mepgs|
|Penobscot County Genealogical Society, Bangor||sites.rootsweb.com/~mepcgs|
|Sandy River Valley Chapter, Farmington||sites.rootsweb.com/~mesrvmgs/mgsindex.htm|
|Taconet Falls Chapter, Waterville/Winslow||sites.rootsweb.com/~metfcmgs/|
|The County, Caribou|
|Wassebec Genealogical Society, Dover-Foxcroft||sites.rootsweb.com/~mewgs|
|MGS - Wawenoc Genealogical Society, Belfast||www.freewebs.com/youngmac/|
of the American Revolution - Maine Society
Kennebec Valley chapters are listed below.
|www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/9336/||The first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Maine was Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter in Portland, organized October 8, 1894, with 30 members. It was named for the wife of General Peleg Wadsworth, who was the grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.|
|DAR - Augusta - Koussinoc Chapter||http://www.geocities.com/koussinoc||This chapter was named after the ancient Indian name of "Cushnoc", meaning, " the sacred site beside the rippling water."|
|Farmington - Colonial Daughters||http://www.angelfire.com/me2/cddar
|Named in honor of all the women who contributed in their own individual ways, whether by support or loss of husbands and sons, to the cause of the Revolutionary War.|
|Gardiner - Samuel Grant||Named in honor of Samuel Grant, born in 1740, in Berwick. He raised a company of soldiers in York County, marched to the siege of Boston, and to Bunker Hill where he fought and later was made a Captain.|
|Hallowell - Mary Kelton Dummer/Patience Stanley||Named in honor of the woman who dispersed the doughnuts so long ago, thus honoring cookery, womanhood and one of the great names of Old Hallowell.|
|Skowhegan - Eunice Farnsworth||Named in honor of the first white woman to settle in Somerset County - 1772. Her husband Joseph Weston assisted in piloting Arnold's Quebec Expedition up the Kennebec River.|
|Waterville - Silence Howard Hayden||www.geocities.com/shhaydendar/index.html||This chapter was named for the wife of Revolutionary War Soldier Col. Josiah Hayden.|
|Winslow - Fort Halifax Chapter||Named for the fort at the junction of the Kennebec and Sebasticook rivers, it was built in 1754. One of its original block houses is still standing; it's the only one in the State built before the Revolutionary War. This block house is the property of this chapter.|
This website was created by and is
maintained by Michael J Denis, of the Oakland
Area Historical Society.
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Last update, 4 May 2012