A Museum of Local History

83 Main Street, P.O Box 194

Milbridge, Maine 04658

(207) 546-4471


This Summer at the museum . . .

Check out our upcoming presentation!

This Summer's first program is titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Lobster Fishing", presented by Dale Woodward

Click here for a list of our future programs.

An Historical Treasure

The Milbridge Historical Society has received an updated version of the Strout Family Genealogy 2013 titled “The Descendants of Christopher Strout”. This version corrects past errors and includes extensive material from “The Early Narraguagus Families of Washington County, Maine”. The book is a gift from Kenneth Strout who lives in Richmond, Va., and is a valuable addition to the museum’s genealogy section. The document and CD are a complete re-issue. Follw the link on the left for the gift shop for purchase information.

Also this season at the museum

You can help us identify old photographs!

Photo identification nook - The museum has many unlabeled vintage photographs of local people. These might be a relative! Help us by sitting in our cozy special seating area and go through them and help us with identification. A magnifying glass and post-it notes are there so you can label anyone you might remember. It's your history . . . help us preserve it for the next generation. It would be a shame to lose this history and the people.

Available now!

Reissue (abridged version) of "Pond Island Heritage, The Families and History of a Maine Island" by Anne C. Nash.

Webcast of our speakers are now available

Did you miss one of our speakers? Were you really looking forward to hearing their talk? You can now listen to the program here. Simply click on the webcast button on the left, choose the program you want to listen to, then sit back, relax and enjoy the full program.

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Volunteer at the museum

Looking for something to do some afternoon this summer? Why not volunteer to be a host at the museum. For more info either call the museum at 546-4471 or email us at info@milbridgehistoricalsociety.org. It's really not difficult and can be a fun way to meet people.

Located in beautiful, unspoiled downeast Maine, Milbridge was once a busy shipbuilding center. This museum preserves the record of this shipbuilding era and other historic artifacts related to the town's proud heritage. Read more about Milbridge.

The Milbridge Historical Society's Museum is owned and operated by the Milbridge Historical Society, a private, non-profit corporation. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome to help support the ongoing programs of the museum. School groups are especially welcome.

Rent the museum

Do you need a space to hold a meeting or small function? If so, think of renting the museum's meeting room. The facility has video and audio equipment available as well as a full kitchen. For rental information email info@milbridgehistoricalsociety.org

Hours of operation

The museum will be open for the season Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m..

Hours in June are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

During July and August, the museum is open on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

During the winter, the museum is open by appointment only. Please email info@milbridgehistoricalsociety.org or call (207) 546-4471 to schedule a visit during this time.

We hope you will be able to visit the museum this summer. If you have suggestions about exhibits or items you would be willing to loan for display, or give to the museum, we'd love to hear from you. Contact the curator at curator@milbridgehistoricalsociety.org

Keep your information current

Have you moved recently? Have you changed your email address? Would you prefer viewing or printing out the newsletter online at the website to help us save on mailing costs? Help us keep our cost down for mailings and returned mail by forwarding your new updated contact information to info@milbridgehistoricalsociety.org. We will notify you when the newsletter is available at the website.

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