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The Boothbay Region Historical Society is located at the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park.  Browse six rooms of artifacts, photographs, maps, and memorabilia.  Our collections of town records, local newspapers, family histories, account books, and more are available for those wishing to delve into our colonial and coastal heritage.  Whether you visit in search of family roots, or simply enjoy learning about local history, we invite you to enjoy a local treasure!

 

 

November 10   100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY COMMEMORATED

On November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by France and Germany ending World War I.   Boothbay Region Historical Society will display Raymond Pennoyer’s World War I army uniform, as well as documents about Harriet Delamere’s years nursing the wounded in France, beginning on Saturday, November 10th to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Both Raymond Pennoyer and Harriet Delamere were awarded medals for their service during the war.  Harriet was awarded the Victory Medal Service Ribbon with two bronze stars for her participation in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.  Raymond received the Purple Heart for his actions at the Battle of Argonne.   On display through 2018.

Annual Harbor Lights Open House

Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 2 pm

All are welcome!  Stop by the museum to warm up between Harbor Lights Festival activities and browse two full floors of displays highlighting life in the Boothbay region. Vintage decorations, historic photographs and postcards, and sounds of the season will help set the holiday mood, along with hot mulled drinks, our signature teas, and an array of holiday finger foods and desserts. Check out the holiday sale table and take a chance on specially themed gift baskets. Local historian Barbara Rumsey will be on hand to chat and answer research questions.

During this year’s holiday open house, the society will also present its latest exhibit featuring uniforms worn by community members as they participated in local activities: Harry Pinkham’s community band uniform, Olive McKay Wright’s nursing school cape from St. Andrews Hospital in the 1930s, and an early Knights of Pythias uniform worn by Charles Thomas Orne of West Boothbay Harbor. This exhibit will be on display until next spring.

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    Whether you are new to the area or have roots reaching back to the early settlers, we invite you to become a society member. Join us as we maintain and share the history of the people, places, and industries that have built this region. Please click the link above for more information.

  • Exhibits

    Exhibits

    The historical society museum is located in the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park. Display rooms throughout the house contain artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the region’s prehistoric and 300-year-old coastal heritage.

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