Peabody Memorial Library Jonesport

Peabody Memorial Library ~ Jonesport, Maine

A community library serving Jonesport, Beals, and Addison

Officers

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

Directors

  • Andrew Hutnik - Construction and Electrical Services
  • Michele Romanini-Pollard - Refreshments
  • Faye M. Carver, Charlene Nelson, Ralph L. Smith - Special Projects

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Jonesport Historical Society
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Jonesport Historical Society

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

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 May through October from 6:30p.m. till 8:30p.m. in the Sawyer Building at 21 Sawyer Square in Jonesport. All are welcome. The 2016 presentations will be: May 19 - Maine State Library Digital Collection by Adam Fisher; Jun 23 (5:30PM)  - Roque Island, Then and Now by George Herrick; Jul 14 - US/Canada Dispute over Machias Seal Is. by Steve Kelly; Jul 28 - Jaffa Colony 150th Anniversary by Jean Holmes; Aug 25 - Story of Will Frost, Boat Builder by Jamie Lowell; Sep 15 - Tools Used for Ship Building: 1600s to 1800s by Art Scipione; Oct 27 - History of Old Houses on Main Street - Part V by Donald Woodward

The museum and heritage center are open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from mid-June 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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