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, Gina Mazza - 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

Phone: (207) 497-2395  or  497-2828

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 2018 presentations will be: Jun 21 - Jonesport America: A History Preserved in Pictures, by JHS Book Committee; Jul 12 - Country Stores That Satisfy Rrecreational Needs, by Allan Lockyer;  Aug 23 - Machias Seal Island: You Can Get There From Here!, by Gordon Corbett; Sep 27 - History of Old Houses on Main Street: Part VII, by Donald Woodward

This year Jonesport Historical Society celebrates its 15th anniversary. A banquet will be held on Saturday July 28th at 6:00pm in the Community of Christ Church, with the following agenda: Welcoming comments; status report; dinner; The History of JHS: 15 Years in 15 Minutes; a preview of Jonesport America: A History Preserved in Pictures; door prizes; 50/50 raffle; books and maps for sale

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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