Peabody Memorial Library Jonesport

Peabody Memorial Library ~ Jonesport, Maine

A community library serving Jonesport, Beals, and Addison


  • Donald C. Woodward - President
  • Charles L. Alley - Vice President
  • Catherine F. Perry - Treasurer
  • Arlene Hutnik - Secretary
  • Rosalie E. Carver - Historian
  • William J. Plaskon - Membership and Data Manager


  • Andrew Hutnik - Construction and Electrical Services
  • Priscilla Hoeft - Refreshments
  • Jerry Hoeft, Charlene Nelson, Ralph L. Smith - Special Projects

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Jonesport Historical Society

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.


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.

Jonesport Historical Society’s Constitution and Bylaws were adopted on August 1, 2003 and they were incorporated on August 18, 2003.

On July 27, 2013 we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Jonesport Historical Society at a banquet in the Community of Christ Church. More than 70 people attended. Photos of the event can be seen on the Heritage Center page.

Public meetings with guest speakers are usually held on the 4th Thursday of each month March through October from 6:30p.m. till 8:30p.m. in the Sawyer Building at 21 Sawyer Square in Jonesport. All are welcome. The 2014 presentations will be: Mar 27 - Movie: Nanook of the North; Apr 24 - Wild Blueberry Association by Sanford Kelley; May 22 - Seabird Restoration and Research by Sarah Williams; Jun 26 - Maine Granite Museum by Steven Haynes; Jul 24 - Pilgrims's Progress, From Northern England to the New World by Beverly Choate; Aug 28 - The Epping Baseline by Nancy Willey; Sep 25 - The1875 Machias Fire by Judge Lyman Holmes, and History of the Machias Jail by Becky McKenna; Oct 23 - History of Old Houses on Main Street by Donald Woodward


Peabody Memorial Library : P.O. Box 210, 162 Main Street, Jonesport, ME 04649 phone: 207-497-3003 : email:

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