About the OAHS

Oakland (ME) Area Historical Society

The Oakland Area Historical Society

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Organized 1974

Owns the Macartney House Museum, 25 Main Street, Oakland

The Museum is open WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS in the Summer, by appointment at other times.

Member of "Central Kennebec Heritage Council", along with 
the Fairfield History House Museum
the L. C. Bates Museum
the Margaret Chase Smith Library
the Norridgewock Historical Society Museum
the Skowhegan History House Museum
and the Waterville Historical Society.

About the Macartney House Museum

  • Built about 1815 by Leonard Cornforth, mill owner in West Waterville.

  • Later owned by the Macartney family, including William, William H, and Dwight; they served the town in various posts for many years.

  • Acquired by the OAHS in 1974 from People's Heritage Bank.

  • Moved north about 100 feet to its present location.

  • A federal style Cape Cod, 2 stories, central chimney.

  • Furnished with many antiques and Oakland area artifacts.

  • Contains a growing research library of Oakland material.

  • Open summers, Wednesday, 1:30 to 4:30; other hours by appointment.

The Macartney House Museum
25 Main Street, Oakland


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