Peabody Memorial Library Jonesport

Peabody Memorial Library ~ Jonesport, Maine

A community library serving Jonesport, Beals, and Addison

Officers

  • William J. Plaskon - President and Data Manager
  • Ashley N. Faulkingham - Vice President
  • Charles L. Alley - Vice President Emeritus
  • Catherine F. Perry - Treasurer
  • Arlene Hutnik - Secretary

Directors

  • Kylie Hinkley
  • Andrew Hutnik
  • Janice Kristo
  • Charlene Nelson
  • Michele Romanini-Pollard
  • Nancy Sawyer

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Jonesport Historical Society

PO Box 603, Jonesport, ME 04649           Email: jonesporthistoricalsociety@peabody.lib.me.us

Phone: (207) 497-2395  or  (207) 747-8228

Beautiful Jonesport Maine was incorporated in 1832. Born as a seafaring community, the village still retains much of its original character as families today continue the maritime traditions of their ancestors. The Jonesport Historical Society was established in 2003 as a non-profit corporation to preserve the rich history of this special place.

Meeting Schedule

Please check with the librarian for meeting dates.

History

The Jonesport Historical Society was organized to locate, obtain, preserve, protect and make available for review, study or future research any and all material pertaining to the founding, history and development of the town of Jonesport.

Public meetings with guest speakers are usually held on the 4th Thursday of each month June through September from 6:30p.m. till 8:30p.m. in the Sawyer Building at 21 Sawyer Square in Jonesport. All are welcome. The 2019 presentations (subject to change) will be: Jun 27 - Seaweed Harvesting Industry, by William Bimbo Look; Jul 11 - Remembering Donald Woodward, by JHS;  Jul 12 - repeat of Jul 11; Jul 25 - Above the Glebe: History of the Loyalists during the American Revolution, by Pamela Stowe; Aug 22 - Saving History: Lost Treasures of Early Jonesport Settlers, by Billy Milliken;  Sep 26 - Cruise of the Lapwing: Researching Jonesport's Schooner Ballad, by Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo

Three free Friday Night Movies will be shown at 6:30p.m. in the Sawyer Building: Jul 5 - Play It Again SAM (Shows And Movies); Jul 26 - Fish Out of Water: The Story of Puffins on Machias Seal Island; Aug 9 - TBA

The museum and heritage center are open every Tuesday and Saturday from July through August from 11am till 3pm; or on request. If traveling from a distance, please call to confirm.

We are in need of volunteers to help with the various jobs that it takes to preserve the heritage of Jonesport. The jobs include public relations, fundraising, museum displays and operations, carpentry, and data management. If you would like to help, please contact us at jonesporthistoricalsociety@peabody.lib.me.us

 
 

Peabody Memorial Library : P.O. Box 210, 162 Main Street, Jonesport, ME 04649 phone: 207-497-3003
email: peabodylibrarian@peabody.lib.me.us

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