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Embden Historical Society

Embden, Maine
NEW! "South of Lost Nation" by Ernest G. Walker has been reprinted and spiral bound. For the first time, this rich resource also includes a 46-page name-only index. The town of Concord was evidently called "Lost Nation," making the town of Embden "south of lost nation." This book contains genealogical information about local families - births, deaths, marriages - and tales of the area. Some of the most prominent surnames are Berry, Burns, Foss, Moulton, Mullen, Strickland, and Tripp. To order a copy, contact Emily Quint. Price: $20 plus $3 shipping. The index is also available separately for $3 plus $2 shipping.

Important Embden History Resource Reprinted
The Society has recently reprinted Embden Town of Yore by Ernest G. Walker (1929). Read a description and order your copy.
$40 each, plus $5 shipping, if requested.

Bathers and Cottages at Embden Lake


Embden Afghan Available for Purchase 
Created for Embden's Bicentennial Celebration, this limited edition 46"x67" cotton fringed afghan depicts nine historical sites of the area.  On a cream background, the navy and green designs and lettering represent the blue of Embden Lake and green of the forests.  To order an afghan, contact Emily Quint by email or write: Embden Historical Society, PO Box 278, N. Anson, ME 04958.
Price: $25.00 plus $9 shipping.

Embden Afghan

About the Society
The Society has been in existence since July 27, 1983. Meetings are held at the Town House on Cross Town Road in Embden on the second Monday of each month (excepting December, January, and February), and are open to the public. Winter meetings are held at the Embden Community Center(formerly the Embden Elementary School).

Interesting programs are presented at each meeting, and there are approximately 70 members. Dues are $3.00 per person and may be mailed to the attention of the Treasurer, Brainard Tripp, 445 East Shore Road, Embden, ME 04958.


Calendar of 2019 Events

The Society gives an annual scholarship of $1000.00. The Society also rakes and mows the 19 cemeteries in town, along with placing veterans flags on the plots in the spring. Fences are erected around various cemeteries as needed.
View maps of Embden, circa 1880, EAST and WEST

Embden Town House

The first map of Embden, locating the first settlers, was drawn by Samuel Titcomb in 1790. Embden was incorporated June 22, 1804. Homes and schools were used for temporary town meeting places for many years, but on March 2, 1846, townsmen voted to build the Town House on the Ford Hill property of Daniel Goodwin. Elisha Walker was hired to build a 30' x 36' building.

Embden Town House, located atop Ford Hill on Cross Town Road, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Completed in 1849 for $254.42, it has been in continuous use to the present. During the summer of 1991, the building was moved back from the road right-of-way and placed on a foundation on high and dry ground.

Photo taken June 1987 at the first Open House of the Embden Historical Society.

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