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The Edgecomb Historical Society
P.O. Box 6, Edgecomb, ME, 04556
"Fire Chief John Chase's "More Water" is much more than a history of the beginnings of the Edgecomb Fire Company. It is a revealing look at a rural Maine community during the years of World War II and the decade...
This bicentennial history of Fort Edgecomb examines the military reasons for fortifying Maine's coastline in the early 1800s, the political ramifications of that fortifications program, and the lives of the men and women who...
This book strives to enable the reader to travel through the first 400 years of the settlement of New England while stopping to visit interesting people at various points along the way. These people were the fascinating products of the...
EARLY EDGECOMB, MAINE COMPILED BY KATHERINE CHASE OWEN - $10 for 1 / $25 for all 3
Katherine Chase Owens, was descended from a long line of Edgecomb families beginning in 1760 when James Chase settled in Edgecomb and dies here in 1807. James' son Eben was the father of several sea captains and became legends...
SET OF 12 NOTE CARDS (3 OF EACH) - $12
Set of 12 note cards of classic Edgecomb images. 3 cards of each design!
TOWN OF EDGECOMB HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY
This reconnaissance level historic resource survey was sponsored by the Edgecomb Historical Society with financial support of Maro Hammond Memorial Trust grant monies administered by the Selectmen of the Town of Edgecomb. The survey was conducted from the latter part of June 2005 through August 2006. The survey was completed by Rose-Marie Ballard Boak, P.O. Box 1209, Damariscotta, Maine 04543, an historic preservation consultant meeting the 36 CFR 61 requirements for Architectural History by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Her resume can be found in the report’s bibliography.
Here are some web sites that are of interest. We welcome your suggestions for additional material.
Newcastle Historical Society
Established in 1998, the Newcastle Historical Society provides visitors with a doorway to the past at its museum in the old historic Taniscot Engine House located on Main and Pump Street. There visitors will find our museum filled with artifacts and historical memorabilia of the heritage of the people that live and have lived within its boundaries.
In the museum visitors can view old town and tax records, fire equipment including a restored pumper, genealogical records and hundreds of artifacts from the people of Newcastle. The society has the historic Dinsmore-Flye Negative Collection of over 80,000 negatives and photographs of the area dating back to the 1800s. There are also books, old postcards, Clark Bottle Collection, a quilt, trunks, newspapers, maps, and tools of yesteryear. Conservation is an integral part of the museum's goals.
Nobleboro Historical Society
Chartered in 1978, the Nobleboro Historical Society has a growing membership of about 200. Programs of special interest are presented during the year. School children, in June, also come to the Historical Center to view the exhibits and learn about Nobleboro history.
Boothbay Region Historical Society
Welcome - 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 deeper 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!
Maine Historical Society
Maine Archaeological Society
The Objectives of the Maine Archaeological Society
The Maine Archaeological Society (MAS) was founded in 1956. Membership includes professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, as well as individuals of the general public who are interested in furthering the objectives of the society.